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Agriculture-technology company bringing innovative food system to Electric Works

Electric Works is adding an innovative Commercial Regenerative Agriculture (CRA) technology company to its expanding list of tenants. Muncie-based agriculture technology firm Balance Holdings, Inc. will locate one of its patented Environmentally Controlled Sustainable Integrated Agriculture (ECSIA) systems at Electric Works. The ECSIA system combines Commercial Regenerative Agriculture with raising fish and crayfish in tanks to grow the most [...]

October 7th, 2019|

The Bee Corp lands $750,000 grant

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Bee Corp, an agriculture technology startup founded by Indiana University alumni, has received additional federal funding to commercialize its pollination measurement technology. The National Science Foundation has awarded The Bee Corp a two-year SBIR Phase II grant of $750,000. This funding follows a Phase I grant from NSF of $225,000 awarded in 2018. The [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices receives grants worth $150,000

JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, has received federal and state grants worth $150,000 to help further develop the technology. JUA Technologies International received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a $50,000 match investment from Elevate Ventures, through the 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. [...]

September 18th, 2019|

Paine Schwartz Partners Makes Growth Equity Investment in Advanced Agrilytics

Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, today announced that it has made its first growth equity investment through its Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund V ("Fund V") in Advanced Agrilytics (the "Company"), an agronomics services business with advanced precision analytics capabilities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Huntington, Indiana and soon to [...]

September 17th, 2019|

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb Joins Speaker Lineup at Second-Annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis

Speakers include Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes; Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board; Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes; Sara Menker, Founder & CEO, Gro Intelligence; Jeff Simmons, CEO, Elanco Animal Health; Jim Sutter, CEO, U.S. Soybean Export Council, and many more Indianapolis, IN – September 5, 2019 – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today joins an impressive lineup of speakers [...]

September 5th, 2019|

Aiming to improve nutrition with ‘Orange Corn,’ NutraMaize receives more than $1 million in funding

Naturally selected Orange Corn has abundance of antioxidant carotenoids WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A project that began as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to improve nutrition in low-income countries has received more than $1 million to adapt a more nutritious, naturally selected variety of corn to the United States. Purdue University-affiliated startup NutraMaize LLC was recently awarded a Phase II [...]

September 3rd, 2019|

‘Google of microbes’ could provide digital data from bacteria to solve world problems in health, crops

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It may be an unsettling thought for some – but the human body is home to trillions of “good and bad” bacteria, viruses and other tiny organisms called microbes. But the scientific big data communities recognize the value of good microbes because they show promise in curing diseases and improving crop yields. Purdue University-affiliated startup Karyosoft has [...]

August 29th, 2019|

Autonomous robots enter fields to collect precise soil samples, help farmers improve yields, reduce environmental impact, save money

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that soil testing can help farmers increase yields, reduce production costs and prevent surface and groundwater pollution. “Smartcore,” an autonomous robot [...]

August 28th, 2019|

National Pork Board to Host First-Ever Swine Innovation Summit

The National Pork Board will host the inaugural Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on September 17, 2019, as a special event, prior to participating in the Forbes AgTech Summit Indianapolis. National Pork Board leaders will attend the Forbes AgTech Summit, held on September 18 and 19, as part of its ongoing support of AgTech innovation and the THRIVE Midwest Challenge. Forbes and SVG Ventures-THRIVE are [...]

August 26th, 2019|

Elanco Announces Agreement to Acquire Bayer’s Animal Health Business

Deal strengthens and accelerates Elanco’s Innovation, Portfolio, and Productivity (IPP) strategy, creating second largest animal health leader by global revenue Continues mid-single digit revenue growth; accelerates achievement of adjusted EBITDA and gross margin goals; accretive to adjusted EPS in first full year post-close, high single to low double-digit accretion in second year post-close; significant value-creating synergies Doubles pet business [...]

August 20th, 2019|

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Libby Fritz
317.238.2460
lfritz@agrinovusindiana.com

Founding an Agbioscience Startup

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Data Science Industry Summit

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Quadrant

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2019 Agbioscience Innovation Summit

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Quadrant

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Farm Journal AgTech Expo

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

Agriculture-technology company bringing innovative food system to Electric Works

Electric Works is adding an innovative Commercial Regenerative Agriculture (CRA) technology company to its expanding list of tenants. Muncie-based agriculture technology firm Balance Holdings, Inc. will locate one of its patented Environmentally Controlled Sustainable Integrated Agriculture (ECSIA) systems at Electric Works. The ECSIA system combines Commercial Regenerative Agriculture with raising fish and crayfish in tanks to grow the most [...]

October 7th, 2019|

The Bee Corp lands $750,000 grant

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Bee Corp, an agriculture technology startup founded by Indiana University alumni, has received additional federal funding to commercialize its pollination measurement technology. The National Science Foundation has awarded The Bee Corp a two-year SBIR Phase II grant of $750,000. This funding follows a Phase I grant from NSF of $225,000 awarded in 2018. The [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices receives grants worth $150,000

JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, has received federal and state grants worth $150,000 to help further develop the technology. JUA Technologies International received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a $50,000 match investment from Elevate Ventures, through the 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. [...]

September 18th, 2019|

Paine Schwartz Partners Makes Growth Equity Investment in Advanced Agrilytics

Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, today announced that it has made its first growth equity investment through its Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund V ("Fund V") in Advanced Agrilytics (the "Company"), an agronomics services business with advanced precision analytics capabilities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Huntington, Indiana and soon to [...]

September 17th, 2019|

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb Joins Speaker Lineup at Second-Annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis

Speakers include Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes; Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board; Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes; Sara Menker, Founder & CEO, Gro Intelligence; Jeff Simmons, CEO, Elanco Animal Health; Jim Sutter, CEO, U.S. Soybean Export Council, and many more Indianapolis, IN – September 5, 2019 – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today joins an impressive lineup of speakers [...]

September 5th, 2019|

Aiming to improve nutrition with ‘Orange Corn,’ NutraMaize receives more than $1 million in funding

Naturally selected Orange Corn has abundance of antioxidant carotenoids WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A project that began as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to improve nutrition in low-income countries has received more than $1 million to adapt a more nutritious, naturally selected variety of corn to the United States. Purdue University-affiliated startup NutraMaize LLC was recently awarded a Phase II [...]

September 3rd, 2019|

‘Google of microbes’ could provide digital data from bacteria to solve world problems in health, crops

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It may be an unsettling thought for some – but the human body is home to trillions of “good and bad” bacteria, viruses and other tiny organisms called microbes. But the scientific big data communities recognize the value of good microbes because they show promise in curing diseases and improving crop yields. Purdue University-affiliated startup Karyosoft has [...]

August 29th, 2019|

Autonomous robots enter fields to collect precise soil samples, help farmers improve yields, reduce environmental impact, save money

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that soil testing can help farmers increase yields, reduce production costs and prevent surface and groundwater pollution. “Smartcore,” an autonomous robot [...]

August 28th, 2019|

National Pork Board to Host First-Ever Swine Innovation Summit

The National Pork Board will host the inaugural Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on September 17, 2019, as a special event, prior to participating in the Forbes AgTech Summit Indianapolis. National Pork Board leaders will attend the Forbes AgTech Summit, held on September 18 and 19, as part of its ongoing support of AgTech innovation and the THRIVE Midwest Challenge. Forbes and SVG Ventures-THRIVE are [...]

August 26th, 2019|

Elanco Announces Agreement to Acquire Bayer’s Animal Health Business

Deal strengthens and accelerates Elanco’s Innovation, Portfolio, and Productivity (IPP) strategy, creating second largest animal health leader by global revenue Continues mid-single digit revenue growth; accelerates achievement of adjusted EBITDA and gross margin goals; accretive to adjusted EPS in first full year post-close, high single to low double-digit accretion in second year post-close; significant value-creating synergies Doubles pet business [...]

August 20th, 2019|

Founding an Agbioscience Startup

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Data Science Industry Summit

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Quadrant

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2019 Agbioscience Innovation Summit

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Quadrant

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Farm Journal AgTech Expo

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Libby Fritz
317.238.2460
lfritz@agrinovusindiana.com