We facilitate the development of a diverse, profitable and sustainable plant-protein and plant-ingredient processing industry in Alberta.
OUR VISION FOR ALBERTA’S PLANT
- Highly functioning value chains
- State-of-the-art infrastructure
- Commercialized, market-driven products
- A key economic driver in the Alberta economy
Ag-West Bio, established in 1989, is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomy catalyst. Its mandate is to help move research to market and to grow biobusiness in the province. A not-for-profit and membership-based company, Ag-West Bio helps the bioscience community stay connected.
Ag-West Bio, BAM and PPAA will be collaborating on trade missions, marketing and co-ordination of other initiatives to grow the plant-protein and ingredient industry across Western Canada.
BIOSCIENCE ASSOCIATION MANITOBA (BAM)
BAM, established in 1990, is the voice and organizational nucleus of Manitoba’s bioscience industry. It represents 110 local organizations across the health, bioproduct, food, agriculture and clean-tech sectors. As a non-profit, BAM strives to grow Manitoba’s vibrant bioscience industry.
BAM, Ag-West Bio and PPAA will be collaborating on trade missions, marketing and co-ordination of other initiatives to grow the plant-protein and ingredient industry across Western Canada.
PROTEIN INDUSTRIES CANADA (PIC)
PIC is a federally funded organization created in early 2018 with the goal of encouraging investment in plant-protein and ingredient-processing across the Prairies, with product commercialization aimed at the global market.
PPAA, Ag-West Bio and BAM are all regional partners with PIC. In addition to $153-million from the federal government, PIC and its partners have raised about $150 million in venture-capital funding and $200 million in industry funding.
Our leadership and services support the creation of strategic alliances that position the plant-protein industry as a key Alberta economic driver.
We act as a conduit and liaison growing and supporting synergies in Alberta to develop and enhance relationships, and to encourage collaboration.
We are Alberta’s chief cheerleader for whole-crop utilization. We engage thought and industry leaders to encourage the pushing of traditional boundaries and to stimulate disruptive thinking.
We create systems for building awareness across and through the system, and address the plant-protein literacy gap.