CAAIN unveils projects to be funded through its second Open Competition
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network drives advancement in Canada’s agri-food sector by funding promising projects that apply technological solutions to address identified needs.
December 6, 2022 By The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) has unveiled the projects to be funded through its second Open Competition.
“CAAIN is pleased to be adding these leading-edge projects to our funding roster,” said Interim CEO, Dr. Cornelia Kreplin. “We received 38 diverse proposals from across Canada in response to an October 1, 2021, nationwide call for submissions. The five recipients are further evidence that the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship remains the backbone of our country’s agri-food sector. These are high-quality initiatives that made it through a rigorous three-step evaluation process. They cover a broad swath of technological advancements, including autonomous farm vehicles, greenhouse automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain traceability, spectrometry, and predictive modelling.”
CAAIN drives advancement in Canada’s agri-food sector by funding promising projects that apply technological solutions to address identified needs, with particular focus on automation & robotics, data-driven decision-making, and the validation & demonstration of emerging AgTech. The initiatives announced today will support the achievement of those goals.
“Canada’s agri-food technology sector is a hive of activity and CAAIN has a significant role to play in supporting the rapidly expanding culture of research & innovation,” said Dr. Kreplin. “It is worth noting that while our support goes to teams that find themselves at the early-to-middle stages of development, we target concepts that demonstrate potential commercial value. Accordingly, we require project teams to include the financial commitment and active participation of at least two small or medium-sized enterprises. Our role is to help grow nascent Canadian businesses whose successes will contribute to the long-term viability of an agri-food value chain facing significant challenges.”
For more details regarding the newly announced projects, visit caain.ca/our-projects.
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