SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With an aging farmer population, environmental issues and a growing world-wide population, the agriculture community needs technology to increase production efficiencies, and one Silicon Valley-based company is helping to unite the two industries. The Silicon Valley Ag Tech Incubator is this week's featured food world innovator in The Lempert Report Innovation Series.
"This isn't the first food and farming incubator, but I like their thorough approach and their deep roots in both agriculture and Silicon Valley," says Phil Lempert, CEO and editor of The Lempert Report. "There are technologies available that have been successfully applied to other industries, and can be used in agriculture to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The Silicon Valley Ag Tech Incubator can help facilitate and expedite."
Founder Roger Royce says the process is a rigorous five-month program that includes events, conferences, seminars, meetings and webcasts of pitches and demonstrations to the investor community, industry partners, agricultural growers and shippers and food companies, among others. The technology companies that come into the program will have access to these strategic partners, licensees and acquirers.
The Lempert Report Innovation Series is available online for consumers, food industry insiders and as ready-to-air segments for newsrooms.
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About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available everywhere. www.tetrapakusa.com.
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