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One of F3 Tech's Accelerator companies is using solar power to operate cutting-edge oyster growing equipment. Solar Oysters LLC’s invention allows the bivalves to grow vertically in the water column instead of horizontally. It has the support of Bay restoration heavyweights. Cheryl Costello got to see the promising technology up...

Two Maryland companies have teamed up to design a solar-powered barge that could bring oyster farming into deeper parts of the Chesapeake Bay, improving the estuary’s oyster output and perhaps easing conflicts with watermen and waterfront landowners.The two companies — Maritime Applied Physics Corp. and the EcoLogix Group — are...

With seas rising, farmers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts increasingly suffer from one of the initial impacts of climate change: saltwater intrusion. The plague of salt is arriving not just from storms and tide but also underground, where it can migrate undetected until crops shrivel.@F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3techSource:...

VCs throughout the world invested $1.6 billion in agtech companies last quarter, bringing the year's total to $4.2 billion. Although the capital raised in Q3 marks a 14% drop from Q2, the sector has already hit a decade high for annual deal value, with the total through Sept. 30 surpassing...

The Maryland Department of Commerce is partnering with the Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) to launch the Maryland Business Innovation Challenge (MDBIC), a unique program which will bring together the state’s corporate community with local innovators to solve real-time business challenges.@F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3techSource: Maryland Commerce, Maryland Business Innovation...

After five founders stepped up to pitch (virtually) during demo day this week, leaders of the F3 Tech Accelerator announced Boyds, Maryland-based EnergyLink3 as the winner of $25,000 in funding.It capped a four-month program providing resources to the startups, who are working on problems in F3 Tech’s focus areas of...

The F3 Tech Accelerator Program Final Award Event will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.The five promising new companies will provide a 10-minute presentation to a panel of five judges.One finalist with the greatest ability to obtain investment and generate revenue will be awarded...

Solar Oysters, one of F3 Tech's Accelerator companies, has created a high-tech, revolutionary way to farm oysters.“A normal oyster farm is about 300,000 oysters per acre,” says Mark Rice, a manager at Solar Oysters LLC, which has been testing production on smaller barges in the waters near Solomons Island.Watch the...