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Dave Smardon to present Accelerating Commercialization of Sustainable Agri-Food Innovation at INSPIRE: AMC's Expo 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

AMC is pleased to announce a new speaker session in its lineup for INSPIRE: AMC's Expo 2023.

Dave Smardon, President & CEO, Bioenterprise, will present Accelerating Commercialization of Sustainable Agri-Food Innovation.

Commercializing new innovative products and techniques in the Canadian marketplace will be foundational to meeting Canada’s national sustainability goals. Bioenterprise is the national agri-tech and food accelerator that drives commercialization of sustainable innovation. Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine is founded on advancing collaboration and cooperation across the agriculture industry for the purpose of accelerating the commercialization of sustainable innovation. We have organized a team of partners, industry experts and innovation advisors that bring extensive knowledge of agriculture from across the nation. By fostering collaboration across the agriculture sector, we are confident that we can bring solutions and strategies to help transform the agriculture and food ecosystem to meet Canada’s 2030 & 2050 sustainability goals.

Dave Smardon is CEO of Canada’s leading agri-tech accelerator and the visionary behind Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine. Under his guidance, Bioenterprise has been navigating the shifting Canadian landscape of food, agriculture, and clean technologies for over 20 years and has been bringing deep impact locally and internationally by supporting high-growth scaling innovations.

Dave’s background includes early years with Apple Computer Inc., and Texas Instruments, his own entrepreneurial pursuits of two successful start-ups and being an angel investor. He remains a strong advocate for the creation and growth of Canada’s venture capital community and acts as an advisor for government, family offices, and investment companies. His experience has led him to build a reputation of dependability and expertise, as well as a team of like-minded industry leaders and partners, guiding the Canadian agri-tech ecosystem into the new era of digitization, automation, and emerging disruptive technologies.

Dave takes every opportunity to speak on the potential of agri-tech to adopt and expand emerging technologies, the importance of continued support and growth in the sector, and how the ecosystem can work together, through gateways like Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, to place Canadian innovation at the forefront of global development.


Join us at INSPIRE a two-day event exclusive to AMC members. INSPIRE takes place April 26th and 27th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in London, ON.

Don’t miss out – register today to attend!

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