Food, Ag Tech Part of Agbioscience Innovation Summit

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More than 400 business leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and investors will gather Thursday for the 2018 Agbiosciences Innovation Summit in downtown Indianapolis. The day-long event, hosted by AgriNovus Indiana, will focus on food and ag tech investment, as well as the journey for ag tech startups in Indiana and opportunities for Indiana to grow in the sector.

In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) Executive Vice President of Innovation, Regulatory and Business Development Aaron Schacht said the event is a great recognition of the growing momentum Indiana has in the region.

"We've got great companies. We've got great universities. We've got emerging players in terms of new companies," said Schacht. "So there's a lot of convergence that's happening in the ag field, the life science field, the technology field, and Indiana, I think, is finding a way to capitalize on these converging elements and really make a difference."

Schacht was joined by Ellie Symes, chief executive officer of Bloomington-based The Bee Corp., who said for startups, events like the summit create an incredible networking opportunity. Symes will be a part of a panel moderated by Indianapolis-based High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey focusing on "The Agbioscience Rising Stars."

You can connect to the full agenda for the Agbiosciences Innovation Summit by clicking here.

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