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The following organizations work directly with Ag Innovation Development Group in our mission to start new agricultural companies based on university and government laboratory research.

Research Partners


usdaARSAgricultural Research Service, USDA
ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency and supports USDA research priorities.


nagc_logoNational Agricultural Genotyping Center
Leverages the benefits of high-throughput genotyping to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy and national security.


missouri_logoUniversity of Missouri
University of Missouri is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research.


Ecosystem Partners


ncbcAg Innovation Showcase
Ag Innovation Showcase is the world’s premier event focusing on the convergence of agriculture and technology.

logo_agricenterInternationalAgricenter International
Agricenter International is a non-profit research farm and innovation center focused on southern row crops, based in Memphis, Tennessee.


As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs.


innovaINNOVA Venture Fund
INNOVA invests in early-stage, high-growth companies that have the potential to grow into significant economic contributors.


InvestMidwest-LogoInvest Midwest
InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy.


logo-lifescienceTNLife Science Tennessee
Life Science Tennessee is a statewide, non-profit, member organization whose mission is to advance and grow the life science industry in Tennessee.


logo_bioworksMemphis Bioworks Foundation
Memphis Bioworks Foundation is the Mid-South’s go-to organization for creating companies, jobs and investments in bioscience and sustainability.


ncbcNorth Carolina Biotechnology Center
Hub for all ag biotech efforts in the state of North Carolina, working with existing and emerging ag biotech businesses, farmers, researchers, and investors to create new opportunities.

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit
World Agri-Tech is held annually in London and San Francisco and is acclaimed as the most international gathering of agribusiness leaders, VC investors and agri-tech innovators.