Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Program
The California Academy for Economic Development (CAED) and its managing partner, the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) have embarked on an exciting partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Services (USDA-ARS), Office of Technology Transfer. After a year of discussions, a memorandum of understanding was signed in October of 2010 making CALED one of nine partners nationwide in the Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Program.
The ATIP program will allow us to better serve our membership by providing businesses opportunities for collaborative research, licensing and commercialization of technologies developed within ARS’s national network of more than 100 research laboratories, 2,000 scientists, and extensive intellectual property portfolio.
With California as one of the leading agriculture producers in the world, it makes sense that our growers, processors, and distributors should have access to these opportunities.
For more information on ATIP, click here.
For more information about the CALED ATIP Western Innovation Network (WIN), click here.
CALED and the USDA-ARS held its first in-person meeting of the Western Innovation Network (WIN) on January 10, 2011 in Albany, CA. To see the meeting agenda, click here.