About us

Congratulations for pursuing your business idea!

If you are at the stage where you believe you have a great idea for a business, but you need help to clarify and articulate your idea to potential partners and investors, the AWB StartUp Platform is for you.

Creating a business takes perseverance, patience, and a great deal of planning.

Once you have successfully completed the AWB StartUP Platform, you will be ready to take the necessary steps to create your business plan and determine what resources and supports you need. You will receive a printable Executive Summary of your business story. Ag-West Bio’s commercialization director will assist you throughout the process to ensure you have a valuable document, which will help you as you pursue funding and partnerships.

After this point, if you wish to receive additional support from Ag-West Bio, we will ask that you become a member.
Ag-West Bio’s commercialization team can provide intensive, tailored support as your business develops. We will help you with pathfinding and mentorship, and you may also be matched with an expert advisor. You will gain an understanding of what research you still need to do and where you can find funding.


About Ag-West Bio

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomy catalyst.

Since 1989, our mandate has been to help move research to market and grow biobusiness in the province. A not-for-profit and membership-based company, Ag-West Bio members include public research institutions, private companies (from start-ups to multinationals), research service organizations, economic development and commodity groups. Members represent biotechnology, bioproducts and biofuels, environment, health and nutrition sectors.

We provide commercialization insights and links to industry stakeholders, with a focus on contributing to business growth and competitiveness. Combining expertise and experience, Ag-West Bio provides a centralized hub for linking private business with market knowledge and sector-based information.