Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is currently seeking a manufacturing partner/licensee to assist with the manufacture and commercialization of a proprietary technology that was developed under their Robotics and Automation program.
Vineland’s Robotics and Automation program's objective is to design automation technology to enhance commercial success of the greenhouse sector.
Currently, the process of planting flower bulbs for greenhouse floral production is done manually, resulting in a significant labour cost to growers. Vineland has developed a patent-pending, proprietary technology for gripping and orienting flower bulbs for placement in growing containers. Additional information is included in Bulb Planting Automation - General Specifications
Through an RFP process, Vineland is currently seeking partners to bring this technology to market. Engineering/manufacturing and sales/marketing organizations are required, and may be the same or separate companies. Domestic and significant export opportunities exist for the technology.
An RFP package is included above with details, timelines and a submission template. To access the submission template in Word, click here. The deadline for submission is July 4, 2017.
For additional information, please contact the following:
Manager, Business Planning & Commercialization
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
t. 905-562-0320 x793