Our Bioeconomy research platform is focused on those companies and sectors of the economy that use renewable biological resources including crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms to produce food, materials, and energy. It also addresses a range of technologies that are used in the production and processing of those resources, including agricultural technology (AgTech), resource management and agricultural chemicals. The bioeconomy is one of the fastest growing sectors around the globe as increasing demand on resources strains the capabilities of incumbent technologies and the finite arable land and water needed to manage and produce those renewable assets. The sector is also highly integrated with biotechnology as the search for higher yielding and more resilient biomass and food sources are a key driver in our research focus and philosophy.


Shawn Severson is President & Co-Founder of Water Tower Research. Prior to co-founding Water Tower Research and previously founding predecessor firm alphaDIRECT Advisors, Shawn spent over 20 years as a senior equity research analyst covering the Technology and ClimateTech sectors, including senior positions at JMP Securities, ThinkEquity, Robert W. Baird (London) and Raymond James, and he started his career as an equity research associate at Kemper Securities. View Team Page

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