Mac alumni win Homegrown Innovation Challenge

Published: 20 October 2022

Hydroponic strawberry growers and Co-founders of Vertité, Ophelia Sarakinis (FMT’19) and Phillip Rosenbaum (B.Sc.(AgEnvSc)’19, MSc.’21) and their partners have just won the first phase of the Homegrown Innovation Challenge, a “six-year, $33-million initiative from the Weston Family Foundation to future-proof food production in Canada.”

The project is led by Professor Trevor Charles of the University of Waterloo, with colleagues from McGill (Bioresource Engineering Professors Shangpeng Sun, Benjamin Goldstein, Mark Lefsrud ) and the École de technologie supérieure.

Read about the project in the Waterloo News.

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