BIOECONOMY INNOVATION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Date: January 11, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Venue: Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Str. K1N 8S7
SASC seeked input through a series of community engagement sessions from partners in agriculture innovation.
The foundational principle of the Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster is to foster collaboration amongst agriculture communities by connecting technologies through Smart Agri-Food “nodes” which will be located across the country.
A discussion was held how SASC will address the issues of digitally connecting systems-based decisions on-farm with measures and metrics to quantify greenhouse gas reduction - making carbon offsets easier and cheaper to generate and accelerate innovation adoption.
This day highlighted several case studies as examples of initiatives the Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster can accelerate and scale across landscapes and farms. Discussions identified opportunities to refine and build upon initial concepts within the SASC moving forward, with a focus on improving supply chain coordination, accelerating on-farm digital innovation collaboration, supporting trade growth and economic development, and helping Canada achieve its climate targets.
Karen Haugen-Kozyra, President Viresco Solutions/Biological Carbon Canada Board
Graham Gilchrist, Interim CEO, Biological Carbon Canada
Doug Beever, Agrium/SASC Transition Board
Rob Davies, Interim CEO, SASC Transition Board