RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Alexandria Real Estate, which operates the Alexandria LaunchLabs accelerator in RTP, is offering a $100,000 prize to an agtech startup.
“The agricultural sector represents perhaps the most critical, untapped source of opportunities to improve nutrition and advance human health at its most fundamental level,” said Joel Marcus, the executive chairman and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments.
“Groundbreaking advances in technology, coupled with a dramatic increase in investment, have galvanized the agricultural innovation ecosystem and yielded a surge of disruptive new companies across the agrifoodtech supply chain that have challenged conventional notions of how we grow, harvest, process and distribute food. We are pleased to offer our AgTech Innovation Prize as part of our deep commitment to fostering the next generation of leading agtech companies poised to discover and develop breakthrough innovations that are imperative for ensuring an accessible, healthy and sustainable global food supply.”
Deadline to apply is Jan. 31