Ag-West Bio, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomy catalyst. Since 1989, our mandate has been to help move research to market and grow biobusiness in the province. A not-for-profit and membership-based company, Ag-West Bio members include public research institutions, private companies (from start-ups to multinationals), research service organizations, economic development and commodity groups. Members represent biotechnology, bioproducts and biofuels, environment, health and nutrition sectors. Entrepreneurs come to Ag-West Bio for pathfinding and help in creating sound business plans. We collaborate with the Raj Manek Mentorship program, matching protégés with experienced mentors. Our commercialization fund assists early stage companies, and helps established companies expand their businesses. By hosting numerous networking events, conferences and seminars, Ag-West Bio helps the bioscience community stay connected and informed. We lead delegations to relevant international conferences, and help arrange meetings for incoming delegations interested in doing business or finding partnerships in Saskatchewan. Ag-West Bio also participates with like-minded associations from across Canada in creating awareness of the bioscience industry. Ag-West Bio is funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward II program, with support from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.