Bee Vectoring Technologies has chosen AgriCo, the Swiss campus for agri food and innovation (located in St-Aubin in the canton of Fribourg), to open its European office as well as an R&D center. This move is part of BVT’s award in the Agri & Co Challenge, in which the company was recognized as a “Top Innovation Company in Agriculture” by the Swiss authorities.
“We are honored to have been awarded this space as part of the Agri & Co Challenge and we would like to thank them for their support. The award recognizes BVT as a sustainable alternative to chemical pesticides, something that the European market is eager to adopt,” says Ashish Malik, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technologies. “The new office and the accompanying expert resources will help BVT expand into the European market.”
Strategically located in the Swiss and European hub of the agri, food and nutrition industry
The new location is designed to help BVT continue its innovation in biological crop protection delivery systems. It includes a fully equipped laboratory, growth chambers, greenhouse space for trialing, 95 hectares of land as well as office space. BVT will also receive the full support of the Agri & Co center and the canton of Fribourg to facilitate access to experts in various fields, as well as enable R&D collaborations with other agri-tech innovators.
Strategically, it is beneficial for BVT to have a presence in the Agri & Co Innovation Center. The vision for the Center is to become the Swiss – and potentially even European – hub for the Agri, Food and Nutrition industry, with a number of startups already in place and more companies in talks to occupy a portion of the newly refurbished space.