about the centre

The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) connects small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agritech sector with academic researchers, government and industry partners to develop technology solutions that build resilient supply chains and generate global solutions for food security and climate change.

Powering SMEs in BC’s agritech sector

We give SMEs in B.C.'s agritech sector a competitive edge to reach the market faster through the dynamic connections they make in our circle innovation model.

Cultivating workforce growth

We offer training and agri-food literacy programs designed to rapidly upskill workers, address skills shortages and enable participation from racialized and Indigenous Peoples, women and youth in the sector.

Provincial and federal funding

The centre, launched in 2022, is generously supported by a $6.5M investment from the Province of British Columbia and a $10M investment from Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan).

Led by SFU in collaboration

The centre is led by SFU in collaboration with B.C. universities including the University of the Fraser Valley and Kwantlen Polytechnic University and more.

Headquartered in Surrey

We are headquartered in Surrey, B.C., and supported through a growing network of agritech industry and academic experts across the province.

Join the growing network

Help grow BC’s agritech economy. Join our Agritech network that connects experts in business, research, farming, community and finance