Resources

Agriculture and food innovation cannot easily be done without a community and a network of people. In most cases there’s actual real-life science involved. We know that a variety of resources from data-access to lab space to research fields can be critical to achieve successful outcomes in food and agriculture innovations. We’ve gathered links to key resources available in California and beyond that you can tap into. We will be adding more over time. See any missing? Please let us know here. .

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  • Accelerators

  • Looking to ramp up your growth so that you can get to an initial round of funding? Need some space, advice and perhaps investment at this critical stage? Accelerators are a great resource at this time in your company’s journey.

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  • Educational Resources

  • Agriculture and food innovation is often rooted in science, a subject area where educational institutions, universities and organizations have some of the best resources and research available. Take a look at what’s available.

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  • Field Research & Testing

  • With many agricultural innovations, you’ll need to ground-truth and test your innovation in an actual field optimized for testing crops in various conditions. Here are a list of some of the resources where you may be able to access fields for testing your innovation.

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  • Food Testing + Kitchen Spaces

  • Do you need a way to test your food products or a commercial kitchen to prepare food in? We’ve gathered a list of commercial kitchens and food testing resources from across the country to help you with your new, food venture.

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  • Funding

  • Did someone say money? Who couldn’t use a bit more money to make their dream innovation come to life. We’d like to help you get one step closer to the green stuff (we’re talking bills, not plants) with this list of investors and finance options that may be useful.

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  • Government Resources

  • Finding great government resources can sometimes be, well, a bit of a challenge. We’ll be adding resources here to hopefully make your search a bit easier. Let us know if you stumble upon some great ones that we should add.

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  • Incubator

  • Need a place to sit AND a local network to help you grow your innovation? Incubators can be a great option.

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  • Labs

  • For many food and agriculture innovations research lab space is critical to success. We’ve gathered a list of organizations that offer lab space either for rent or through their incubator programs.

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  • Open Data

  • While not all data is free or easy to access, there is a lot of public and open data that you may find useful. Here’s a few open data resources that may prove useful for your project.

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  • Organizations

  • These are the organizations working tirelessly to build the sustainable food and agriculture innovation ecosystem. Whether they are educating the public, supporting food and agriculture entrepreneurs or promoting food justice in their communities, we think you should know about them.

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  • Workspaces

  • Sometimes you just need a place to sit and you can only camp out at coffee shops for so long. We get that, so we’ve gathered some places that have seats, desks and all the office basics.

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