Are you an innovator working in the food and agriculture sector? Do you want to expand your network and refine the commercial viability of your idea? If so, the Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy is for you!

The Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy is designed for upper-division undergrads, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty working in food and agriculture-related fields.

The academy combines focused lectures, practical exercises, networking sessions and hands-on experiences in an innovative format to help you explore how your research can make a broader impact in industry, the marketplace and the world. You’ll learn to identify market needs and opportunities, develop a network of experts to support your venture—and create agriculture ‘food chain’ clusters of innovation.

The academy is taught by investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty, and industry experts who serve as mentors and guest speakers. You’ll gain the knowledge and networks needed to develop the commercial potential of your research or idea.

You can learn more, apply to the program or apply to be a mentor at the Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy website.