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2015 Ag Innovation Showcase Opening Keynote: Sequencing the Food Supply Chain

2015 Ag Innovation Showcase Opening Keynote: Sequencing the Food Supply Chain

A revolutionary initiative to meet tomorrow’s food safety challenges – Perspectives from IBM, Mars, and UC Davis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A trio of senior representatives from Mars, IBM, and UC Davis, who have partnered in the newly formed Consortium For Sequencing The Food Supply Chain will discuss sequencing the food supply chain in the Ag Innovation Showcase opening keynote, and the issues it covers and raises in this thought-provoking session.
The pace of food …

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Common Thread: USAID’s AgTechXChange and the Ag Innovation Showcase

Common Thread: USAID’s AgTechXChange and the Ag Innovation Showcase

With global population estimated to exceed 9 billion people in 2050, it will take a 60% increase in agricultural production, mostly through increases in yield and the use of “smart” agriculture. USAID’s Feed the Future program recently launched an online platform, AgTechXChange, as a forum for innovators to exchange ideas, seek funding opportunities and relevant research. The program was launched at the G-8 Summit in Italy. It serves as …

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Larta Recommends: AdvaMed & OCTANe

Larta Recommends: AdvaMed & OCTANe

The healthcare industry has made phenomenal strides over the past two years, especially in regard to medical technology, a sector estimated to be worth $336.2 billion worldwide. In our rapidly evolving world, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the dynamic innovations surrounding us, from the development of new devices, methods and technology-aided processes, breakthrough developments are being made to bring medicine into the next century. But what other important …

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Staff promotions and new-hire

Staff promotions and new-hire

Congratulations are in order! Judy Hsieh, one of our long time dedicated team members, has been promoted, and Cindy Le is our newest team member.
Judy Hsieh was promoted from Senior Programs Manager to Programs Director mid-summer. She has been with Larta since 2008, when she assumed program management responsibility for Larta’s contracted NIH Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH CAP).  She has since been an important management resource across all our …

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Join the Larta team

Join the Larta team

  We’re Hiring!
Join a team of dynamic, bright, fun, and motivated individuals at Larta Institute. We are looking for individuals who want to be a part of our organization’s growth and enjoy working in a fast-paced, hardworking, energetic environment. We are actively seeking to fill the following positions:
 

Junior Software Engineer

Agricultural Innovation Initiatives Programs Manager

Business Development Senior Associate

Project Management Internship

How to apply
Please send a customized …

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2015 Tibbetts Awards to Larta Portfolio Companies

2015 Tibbetts Awards to Larta Portfolio Companies

Of the 23 companies awarded Tibbetts Awards, 9 of them have been through Larta Institute’s commercialization programs. The Tibbetts Awards recognize small businesses and individuals that successfully drive innovation and create new jobs through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal grant programs.
“These innovators are moving ideas from the lab to the marketplace, adding jobs to the economy and advancing our technological potential — helping …

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2015 Ag Innovation Showcase Presenting Companies

2015 Ag Innovation Showcase Presenting Companies

Each year, the Ag Innovation Showcase, the premier ag event devoted to innovations in the sector, features the most promising ag start-ups and research projects pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil and water, and farming technology from across the globe.
We are excited to announce our 2015 presenting companies. This diverse group of companies comes from the United States, Holland, Canada, India, and Israel. Together …

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