Future Fields is supported by a diverse and experienced group of individuals and organizations - with expertise in agriculture, biotechnology, finance, manufacturing, and beyond. Our expanded team of advisors and partners spans the globe, driving us towards our vision.

Dr. Andrew Simmonds

Dr. Simmonds received his BSc from the University of Western Ontario in 1990 and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Alberta in 1997. In 2002, he completed his post-doctoral training at Charles H Best Institute, at the University of Toronto. He has served as the president and board member of the Canadian Society for Molecular Bioscience, and was previously the vice-president of the Genetics Society of Canada. He is currently an associate editor of the journal Genome (Canada).

Grow Agrifood Tech Accelerator


GROW is a technology accelerator located in Singapore, launched by AgFunder, the online venture capital investor and Rocket Seeder, and the Australian agrifood accelerator. Future Fields is part of the inaugural cohort of GROW and continues to work closely with the team on establishing operations in regional and international locations.


Future Fields was accepted into the University of Alberta Health Accelerator for a second year in 2019. Our lab space is provided through this program, as well as extensive business support. The University of Alberta Health Accelerator identifies and advances early-stage opportunities. The program provides an environment for entrepreneurship ventures to build, test, validate and grow through mentorship, education & workshops, connections to resources and service providers, and a physical environment, including co-working and lab space in TEC Centre Labs.