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ATW Session Spotlight: University Incubators


Panel: How Can Venture Capital and Agribusiness Partner with Universities to Drive the AgTech Sector Forward?


Bob Morris, President, AndMore Associates


Michael Helmstetter, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TechAccel
Jessica Paolini
, Assistant Director, Office of Economic Development, Rutgers University
Karen Studer-Rabeler
, Commercialization Program Director for AgBio MTRAC, Michigan State University

As centers of learning and research, universities are a natural source of tech knowledge and talent.  The U.S. land grant college system, established more than 150 years ago, historically has been a major engine for agricultural research and development support for agribusiness in producing patented products and technologies. As agricultural entrepreneurship and agtech ecosystems have advanced in recent years, universities country-wide are responding with new programs, platforms, and facilities to curate agricultural talent, innovation, and new companies.  These provide a new era of opportunities for public private partnerships with agribusiness and venture capital to support and direct the next generation of agtech innovation.

Join representatives from Rutgers and Michigan State universities as they discuss the innovative ways their respective universities drive science and technology innovation and learn how TechAccel invests in new technologies and science advancement initiatives with leading research universities to help drive innovations to market.

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