HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is launching a startup business accelerator focused on advancements in the agriculture technology sector. HudsonAlpha is teaming with gener8tor, a Wisconsin startup accelerator and venture fund, to run the AgTech Accelerator.
AgTech Accelerator will provide agriculture technology innovators with coaching, capital and connections to take their ideas and make them viable for the market.
“HudsonAlpha’s capabilities for improving human lives continue to grow. The Institute is leading the way in the discovery of new tools for growing food and producing biofuels that will improve our world,” said Carter Wells, vice president for economic development at HudsonAlpha. “This accelerator is a key part of a larger strategy to create new economies for growers by linking scientific research to commercial opportunity.”
Research at HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture has led to a new understanding of plant and animal genomes, methods for crop improvement, trait identification and precision breeding.
The accelerator will draw promising startups from around the country for a 12-week program at the Institute. The participants will have access to the Institute’s facilities and to connect with its scientists.
Recruitment of the first cohort will begin this summer and will commence in the fall. Startups interested in applying can visit gener8tor.com/accelerator/hudsonalpha.