November 5, 2014
Earlier this year, AgriNovus Indiana initiated a study for Indiana to examine and understand the State’s agbiosciences assets and to identify opportunities for future sector growth. The report, published by AgriNovus Indiana and Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, better defines the agbiosciences sector in Indiana.
The report, Innovative Agbioscience in Indiana: A Baseline Assessment, examines the state of the agbioscience ecosystem in Indiana and provides a detailed evaluation of key food and agriculture innovation drivers for the State. The study specifically identified four key sectors of agbiosciences that have the greatest opportunity for economic growth in Indiana: Plant Science and Crop Protection; Animal Health (Veterinary) and Nutrition Products; Value-Added Human Food and Nutrition Products; and Agricultural Production Equipment, Processing Equipment and Precision Agricultural Systems.
According to the data, Indiana’s agbiosciences sector is an important contributor to the health of Indiana’s economy – providing approximately 68,000 high-wage jobs (not including farming), generating large numbers of patents and scientific publications, and investing significant resources in cutting-edge research.
(Source: AgriNovus Indiana, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice)