Since its founding in 2011, the ATIP Foundation has been engaged in a number of diverse activities ranging from the establishment of Public-Private Partnerships for specific pilot projects (2012-2015), convening regional forums related to aspects of advancing the bioeconomy (2016-2017), and a regional initiative for establishment of a sustainable, scalable, replicable model focused on job creation and economic development to develop, produce, and utilize biochar in a 16- county area of North Texas (2017-2018).
Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
Public-private partnerships (PPP) are specific formal initiatives established by the ATIP Foundation to promote both research and the adoption and commercialization of research outcomes. Resources and expertise of public and private sector participants were aggregated to address high priority areas critical to sustainability and competitiveness of the agriculture sector in a manner that ensures public good and public health. The following Public-Private Partnerships have been established by the ATIP Foundation. Please click on the Partnerships to view more details.
Regional Forums for Job Growth and Economic Development
Two series of forums (2016, 2017) were developed by the Foundation with regional co-hosts. The goal of each regional forum was to bring together a mix of stakeholders (about 40-60 participants) from six sectors to seek their input, relative to the vision, strategies, and implementation of initiatives developed by the Biomass Research and Development Board (with representatives from U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States). These sectors are (1) industry; (2) state and local government; (3) economic and workforce development; (4) investment & finance; (5) academia; and (6) agricultural and environmental organizations. Co-hosts, with the assistance of BR&D Operations Committee, derived the list of by-invitation-only participants.