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苹果是杜伦区的重要商业项目,当地公司成为在这一领域推动采用创新方法和技术的领军企业。

从开展大量实验和开发项目、通过采用创新闭合环路水循环系统以提高加工效率,到建立起安大略首个具备顶尖技术的车轮式压力机和每小时可加工500升苹果酒的电算化压力设备,杜伦地区的各家公司正带领着行业向前迈进。

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菠菜在加拿大拥有巨大市场,但却难以种植。北美唯一的水培菠菜生产者——杜伦食品因其智慧、远见和决心,决定落户杜伦区。经过大量研发,如今菠菜在50多个地区的食品商店均有售卖。该公司的首创系统赢得了“2012年省长奖之农产品创新卓越奖”。
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HelaSpiceCanada专注于设计和调配用于肉类、禽类、烘焙等其他食品产业门类的定制调味料。

这家公司拥有一个现代化的现场肉类试验场、一个食品化学实验室、一个微生物实验室和数个调配设施,补充了公司在业内的服务性质。通过肉类技术、食品原料、食品化学和香料微生物学等课程,该公司向每一位客户提供帮助。

featured Agritech employers

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DURHAM FOODS

Durham Foods is a family-run greenhouse in Port Perry, Ontario. They have developed an innovative system to become the only commercial growers of hydroponic spinach in North America. Their spinach is grown in a pesticide and herbicide-free environment. Durham foods products are sold at various grocers and markets across Ontario. Visit Website
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THE CENTRE FOR FOOD – DURHAM COLLEGE

The Centre for Food, located in Durham Region is a higher education experiential learning environment focused on the field-to-fork concept. Students become experts in all stages of agriculture and culinary including planting, growing, harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and food creation services. Visit Website
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ALGOMA ORCHARDS LTD.

Algoma Orchards has been growing apples in Durham Region since 1964. Their apple growing business has grown and expanded since then, now becoming a state-of-the-art apple packing facility shipping to grocery stores across Canada. Algoma also create a new state of the art automated farm fresh juice and apple cider facility. Visit Website

Agritech News

Ignite – Boardroom Competition

The final step in the Ignite process – the 4 Ignite finalists will each deliver a 20 minute investment presentation to the Ignite Power Panel. The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session, where team will face real scrutiny from entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who have been there and done that. Following the Boardroom Presentations, our Ignite Power Panel will select the two Ignite winners! Registration opens at 5:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Meet the Ignite Final Four! Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure...

Meet The Ignite Final 4 And Student Winner!

Spark Centre is very pleased to announce the Student Entrepreneur winner and the Final Four Finalists after an incredible evening at Ignite’s Round 2: Pitch Competition. The Top 25 competitors gave their best three minute pitch in front of the Ignite Power Panel. The Student Entrepreneur winner was chosen and awarded $5,000! After much deliberation, the panel also chose the Final 4 to move on to the Boardroom Competition on November 15th and continue their quest for $25,000. Spark Centre would like to congratulate the winner and finalists!   Student Entrepreneur Winner Ultima Apparel: Creators of compression athletic wear with embedded wearable technology. Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. Come cheer on the Final 4 at the Boardroom Competition!  Tuesday, November 15th 5:00pm – 8:00pm Whitby Council Chambers – 575 Rossland Road E REGISTER...

Spark Centre Opens Applications for the 2016 Ignite Start-up Competition

Spark Innovation Centre pleased to announce that applications are now open for its fourth annual Ignite Competition. Two start-up companies will be awarded $25,000 to use towards their business. Along with the monetary prize, the two winners will be given free office space in The Loft and will also join Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services to achieve a faster market entry. Spark Centre continues its strategic focus on youth entrepreneurship and accordingly, Ignite will once again include the Student Entrepreneur category for a second year, giving away $5,000 to a post-secondary entrepreneur. The 2015 Ignite winners, IFTech and Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments have gone on to do extraordinary things with the help that they received after winning Ignite. “Ignite was a great experience for us throughout the competition. Not only did we develop great contacts and start mentoring relationships that have helped drive our sales,” says Michael Chrostowski, PhD, President and CEO of Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments. “Winning Ignite also allowed us to create the momentum towards our entry into the US market.” “Ignite is more than just winning a contest, it gets companies ready to meet the demands of financing. All companies need money to run and Ignite helps with that,” says IFTech Co-Founder Micheal Stanfield. “Working with Spark Centre throughout the competition helped us with our confidence and they continue to help us handle the constant ups and downs of business.” Applications for the Young and General Entrepreneur categories must be received by 5:00pm on September 9th. Student Entrepreneur applications will be extended until 5:00pm on September 16th. Please...