Indiana is an undeniable leader in agbiosciences innovation with diverse agricultural production, creative entrepreneurs, cutting-edge research and intellectual property, and a global mindset. From Evansville to Albion, from Terre Haute to Milford and in Lafayette and Indianapolis, there are innovators creating new products and services that will help solve the global challenges. They also make significant contributions to Indiana’s economy.
The 2017 Summit will again focus on highlighting stories of innovation from Indiana’s own agbiosciences sector while at the same time exploring the elements needed for our state’s longer-term economic development success in food and agricultural innovation. We invite you to join us for the Indiana AgBiosciences Innovation Summit presented by Dow AgroSciences and Elanco Animal Health where we will bring together over 200 attendees from diverse backgrounds, including the technology, life sciences, food and agriculture sectors as well as representatives from several Indiana and Illinois colleges and universities.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. NIFA applies an integrated approach to catalyze transformative discoveries, education, and engagement across sector lines to solve societal challenges.
Moderator: David Broecker – Consultant and Entrepreneur
In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Eric Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity.
Innovation is a given in the food and agricultural industries and will be critical to solving one of the biggest challenges facing the world – food security. What is needed most, however, is courageous leadership from a diverse group of stakeholders and partners – many outside of agriculture even – to ensure a sustainable future.
Moderator: Gerry Dick – Host of Inside INdiana Business
To attract the best talent to collaborate, innovate and commercialize new ideas across a spectrum of advanced industries we first must encourage innovation in open environments where collaboration occurs without barriers.
A conversation connecting innovators with forward-thinking investment capital players about allocating capital, building partnerships and changing the landscape in the food and agriculture technology sectors.
Moderator: Greg Deason – Senior Vice President and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Purdue University
Indiana can lead the way in changing the conversation and perceptions about modern food and agricultural innovation.
Guests are invited to stay for a cocktail and networking reception following the conference.