Corporate associates and memberships

Corporate associates

carbon patent group

Carbon Patent group, a patent firm in Canada, was established to provide an efficient substitute to other patent firms. Service to their clients is personalized with results delivered in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner. This firm, founded by Graeme Charlton, Andris Macins and Graham McKinnon, provides various services such as patent searching, patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, patentability options, validity options, infringement opinions and industrial deisgns/design patents. To learn more about these services, please visit

WCMR memberships

phytobiomes alliance

Phytobiomes Alliance is an international, nonprofit collaboration of industry, academic and governmental partners that aims to accelerate the sustainable production of food, feed and fiber. It was established to facilitate and coordinate efforts, both national and international, towards expanding phytobiome research. The Alliance supports research that:

  1. explores the individual components and their interactions of agriculturally important phytobiomes,

  2. integrates phytobiome system-based knowledge, resources, and tools,

  3. promotes a systems level approach to production,

  4. optimizes phytobiome-based site-appropriate solutions,

  5. applies phytobiome-based solutions in next generation precision agriculture to sustain enhanced food, feed, and fiber production worldwide, and

  6. educates and engages scientists and society.


Canada Precision Agri-Food (CPAF) [formally known as Ontario Precision Agri-Food (OPAF)] is a non-profit organization that is in the process of developing Ontario’s first open agri-food data collection and innovation platform. With the emergence of Precision Agri-Food Technologies, there is a need to provide a system that will equip Ontario farmers with tools that will enable the use of data generated from their farms for decision making. The aim of this platform is to provide a higher level of revenue, a reduced environmental footprint and a more competitive cost structure with regards to the farmers. This technology will also be beneficial to researchers, agricultural organizations and government policy and program staff. As a result of this system, they would have more information, in form of data, that can be utilized to make more informed decisions with regards to resource allocation and market development.