BioTEI Inc. is a Canadian innovation and Agri and Food based company with its head office in Winnipeg, MB, CANADA. It is housed at the Innovation hub of the SmartPark of the University of Manitoba: 200-135 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 6A8 CANADA Email: mtkassa@bioteinnova.ca


Management team


The management and scientific staff of BioTEI Inc. had extensive academic and professional experience in areas of Agriculture and Food Science and technology.
Dr. Mulualem T. Kassa: Director, has extensive professional experience in Scientific research and leadership in private, academic and research institutes in Canada, USA and Africa. He served as international scientific expert on Crop Diversity Trust. Dr. Kassa was a founder and program leader of a consortium of private industries and researchers that successfully developed technology that added values to neglected/orphaned food and cash crops in Africa. He developed cost-effective genetic and genomic technologies currently in use by crop breeding and improvement programs in Canada and elsewhere in the world. Dr. Kassa made contributions to the global scientific community through publication of several papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals including a co-author in a paper published in the prestigeous scientific journal Nature.
Mr. Garrett Bruce: Marketing Director, a background in Business administration and expertise and skills in Marketing Research and Development. He launched a digital marketing system of connecting business owners with professionally managed University students. Mr. Bruce has work experience as warehouse management and product research and development, financial advisor at RBC Bank and Director of marketing and head of business development at Zocial Media. He works as a lead to web developers, graphic designers and social media specialists. He also works as Ad management (Youtube, Facebook and Instagram). 
Dr. Anteneh Tesfaye: Lead Scientist, has extensive research and professional experience in the fields of Food biotechnology and Microbiology. He worked in various academic and research Institutes. He advised many graduate students and had published several scientific papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals.


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  • Manitoba Food Development Center

  • University of Manitoba

  • Addis Ababa University

  • Letter of Interest to collaborate was signed with CCARDESA (Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa)  


  • Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) through North Forge- Prairie CleanTech Innovation Program