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CULT Food Science forms “Institute of Cellular Agriculture” in collaboration with the University of Alberta and New Harvest

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The partnership will support development focused on creating the future of food through cellular agriculture.

TORONTO — CULT Food Science Corp., has signed a memorandum of understanding to work towards developing the “Institute of Cellular Agriculture” in conjunction with The University of Alberta and New Harvest Canada.

This partnership will provide infrastructure, support, and funding opportunities for innovators and researchers, and be a platform for new ventures and intellectual property development focused on creating the future of food through cellular agriculture. In addition to the support and development of venture opportunities, the associated partnership will facilitate collaboration to develop and commercialize technology across a national network.

Located at the University of Alberta’s Agri-Food Discovery Place, the partnership will develop new companies focused on cellular agriculture research and innovation and provide work-integrated learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who will support this emerging industry.

With research at the University of Alberta and across the collaboration network, this centre of excellence national network will inform growing policy and regulations in the food regulatory arena and provide skilled personnel to fill emerging labour needs in the sector.


“We are at the horizon of an explosion of new ideas and ventures that will accelerate the global cellular agriculture industry,” said Lejjy Gafour, CEO, CULT Food Science. “We are excited to be able to accelerate the launch and development of new ventures and ideas from individual founders, to supporting classic enterprises who want to adopt cellular agriculture as part of their strategy with our support.”


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