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Ag-Tech Days | Part One

Ag-Tech Days | Part One

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  • June 25, 2024
  • 8:30 am
    2:00 pm
  • University of Calgary/Virtual

The Center for Precision Agriculture and Sustainability (CPAS) at the University of Calgary is a collaborative hub, bringing together researchers, industry leaders, and farmers to foster innovation and drive advancements in precision agriculture to develop economically viable technologies to enhance farming efficiency, productivity, and sustainability across Alberta and beyond. CPAS and Innovate Calgary are hosting a series of three Ag-Tech Days to cultivate a fertile ground for exchanging ideas, experiences, and challenges and to foster a co-learning and collaborative environment to facilitate and promote innovations in precision agriculture. Each Ag-Tech Day is a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions to offer insight into the current state of precision agriculture and pinpoint areas for further research, innovation, and commercialization. Through these Ag-Tech days, we anticipate sparking open dialogue, encouraging the sharing of insights, and paving the way for new transdisciplinary collaborations to facilitate the development and widespread adoption of efficient and sustainable agricultural practices. The first Ag-Tech Day will be held on June 25th. It will bring together various stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in precision agriculture. This is a hybrid event. Due to limited space, we review IN-PERSON registrations individually. Please reach out to Marian Danko at mdanko@innovatecalgary.com for the access code. Your VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ticket confirmation email will contain the Zoom link for virtual access to the event. Please note that break-out sessions are available exclusively to in-person attendees. Presentations | 9:20 - 10:30 Hubba Khatoon, Regional Innovation Director (Prairies) - Canada, Canadian Food Innovation Network Bob Knight, President, Rainmaker.Earth Corp. Apostol Radev, CEO, SolarSteam Joshua Day Chief, CEO, AdvancedAg Inc. Anderson Hoff, Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry, UCalgary Faramarz Famil Samavati, Professor, Computer Science, UCalgary Paul Galpern, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, UCalgary Christopher Henry, Associate Professor, Computer Science, UMonitoba Panel Discussion | 10:40 - 11:30 Alex Melnitchouck, Digital Ag Expert, Founder, IntelMax Corp Garth Donald, Manager of Agronomy, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture Megan Croft Shapka, Ecosystem and Partnership Manager SVG Ventures | THRIVE Farhad Maleki, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UCalgary Virginia Mulligan, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Alberta Innovates Presentations | 11:30 - 12:00 Virginia Mulligan, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Alberta Innovates Annie Hoang, Advisor, Mitacs Break-out Sessions | 13:00 - 14:00 (available exclusively to in-person attendees) Exploring Research Funding Opportunities and Partnerships with Alberta Innovates. Commercialization: From Concept to Market — Venture Capital and Commercialization Path.

The Center for Precision Agriculture and Sustainability (CPAS) at the University of Calgary is a collaborative hub, bringing together researchers, industry leaders, and farmers to foster innovation and drive advancements in precision agriculture to develop economically viable technologies to enhance farming efficiency, productivity, and sustainability across Alberta and beyond.

CPAS and Innovate Calgary are hosting a series of three Ag-Tech Days to cultivate a fertile ground for exchanging ideas, experiences, and challenges and to foster a co-learning and collaborative environment to facilitate and promote innovations in precision agriculture.

Each Ag-Tech Day is a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions to offer insight into the current state of precision agriculture and pinpoint areas for further research, innovation, and commercialization. Through these Ag-Tech days, we anticipate sparking open dialogue, encouraging the sharing of insights, and paving the way for new transdisciplinary collaborations to facilitate the development and widespread adoption of efficient and sustainable agricultural practices.

The first Ag-Tech Day will be held on June 25th. It will bring together various stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in precision agriculture.

This is a hybrid event. Due to limited space, we review IN-PERSON registrations individually. Please reach out to Marian Danko at mdanko@innovatecalgary.com for the access code. Your VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE ticket confirmation email will contain the Zoom link for virtual access to the event. Please note that break-out sessions are available exclusively to in-person attendees.


Presentations | 9:20 - 10:30
Hubba Khatoon, Regional Innovation Director (Prairies) - Canada, Canadian Food Innovation Network
Bob Knight, President, Rainmaker.Earth Corp.
Apostol Radev, CEO, SolarSteam
Joshua Day Chief, CEO, AdvancedAg Inc.
Anderson Hoff, Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry, UCalgary
Faramarz Famil Samavati, Professor, Computer Science, UCalgary
Paul Galpern, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, UCalgary
Christopher Henry, Associate Professor, Computer Science, UMonitoba


Panel Discussion | 10:40 - 11:30
Alex Melnitchouck, Digital Ag Expert, Founder, IntelMax Corp
Garth Donald, Manager of Agronomy, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture
Megan Croft Shapka, Ecosystem and Partnership Manager SVG Ventures | THRIVE
Farhad Maleki, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UCalgary
Virginia Mulligan, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Alberta Innovates

Presentations | 11:30 - 12:00
Virginia Mulligan, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Alberta Innovates
Annie Hoang, Advisor, Mitacs


Break-out Sessions | 13:00 - 14:00 (available exclusively to in-person attendees)
Exploring Research Funding Opportunities and Partnerships with Alberta Innovates.
Commercialization: From Concept to Market — Venture Capital and Commercialization Path.

Event Address:

2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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