Innovation Day at the Pacific Ag Show is Approaching!

Building off the energy and success of the first ever Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer in The Region,  held in Abbotsford last October, the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) is following up with Innovation Day, a mini agri-tech trade show in the Scotiabank Pavilion at the Pacific Agriculture Show.  This trade show represents the scope and importance of Technology within the Agriculture Sector and lets attendees investigate and compare the latest technologies, trends and techniques available. Come see what all the buzz is about on January 29 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

The 2015 Pacific Agriculture show attracted over 8,000 attendees who saw over 300 exhibiting companies. Being apart of an event of this magnitude will allow the region to see just how stimulating some of the newest innovations in agri-tech are. Some of SRCTec’s Agri-Tech Venture Acceleration Program participants will be apart of this event, along with three speakers who will provide presentations on topics such as “ A Day at the Farm with Drones” ( Mike Morellato and Jim Buerk /Aerobotika), “The Impact of the FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Ruling on Canadian Food Exports” (Steven Burton/Burton Software) and “Next-Generation Efficient Heat and Water Management Technologies” (Dr. Majid Bahrami/Watergenics Inc.).

Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Tradex and are $14. The event runs from January 28th to January 30th. For more information on the Pacific Agriculture Show please visit http://www.agricultureshow.net. If you can’t make Innovation Day, stop by and visit SRCTec at our event booth that will be set up the entire time.

 

A Little More About SRCTec

SRCTec is the newest tech hub of the Fraser Valley and supplying companies services such as membership, corporate services, access to funding, innovative programs to help grow ideas, provide office space, incubator programs and a unique accelerator called the Agri-Tech Venture Acceleration Program (AVAP). AVAP is funded through the Ministry of Agriculture and BCIC and is here to assist those with the next big tech idea into the market. Pairing training sessions with one-on-one mentoring has given individuals and businesses resources such as networking and access to funding. With much success in helping to bridge entrepreneurs to valuable information needed to grow, AVAP found it fitting to put together a trade show to highlight this emerging sector. For more information on SRCTec please visit www.SRCTec.org.

SRCTec’s Member QuestUpon Highlighted in Showcase at #BCTECH Summit

The provinces first-ever sold out #BCTECH Summit taking place on January 18 and 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre will feature QuestUpon, one of our many members at SRCTec in Mission, BC. The creators of QuestUpon have a long history in mobile platform and game development with their associate company, PlayMobility. Before the smartphone came along, they had envisioned gamifying the real world to inspire an active lifestyle, by combining augmented reality and geocaching. The concept was years in the making, but it wasn’t until 2011 that they created Legend Tracker, that allowed explorers to track, find, and see legends, such as Sasquatch and Loch Ness Monster, in augmented reality, as they travel a region. This resulted in people submitting various pictures and videos of legend sightings, to Legend Tracker, and in 2013 one of these submitted videos went viral as news of the Sasquatch sighting in Mission BC reached over 250 million people around the world!

QuestUpon has been invited by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) to have their business included in the Technology Showcase, to provide an augmented reality (AR) experience featuring the mining industry. They’ve also asked us to provide an AR experience on the main stage for the opening session. They are having some fun with all this!

If you plan on attending the event stop in to visit QuestUpon at booth number 113. Both Miles Marziani, CEO/Founder and Tammy Meyers COO will be there and would love to say Hello!

QuestUpon will be posting pictures and videos from the event. Follow them for updates on Twitter and Facebook!

Success at the Valley’s First Annual Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer!

On October 21, 2015 the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) hosted the valley’s first Agri-Tech Trade Show + Mixer at the Ramada in Abbotsford. The focus of this trade show was to feature the newest tech innovations from local businesses that are making waves in in the agri-tech industry. The event pulled in over 100 attendees from all over the Lower Mainland with a spotlight on 19 exhibitors. Midway through the event there were three speakers who offered insight on how technology is making a large impact on the agriculture industry in addressing their efficiency needs.

 

Who’s Behind the Trade Show?

 

SRCTec is the newest tech hub of the Fraser Valley and supplying companies services such as membership, corporate services, access to funding, innovative programs to help grow ideas, provide office space, incubator programs and a unique accelerator called the Agri-Tech Venture Acceleration Program (AVAP). AVAP is here to assist those with the next big tech idea into the market. Pairing training sessions with one-on-one mentoring has given individuals and businesses resources such as networking and access to funding. With much success in helping to bridge entrepreneurs to valuable information needed to grow, AVAP found it fitting to put together a trade show to highlight this emerging sector.

 

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