Ecoation received federal funding to accelerate technology
August 10, 2021 By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa has announced an investment of up to $3.9 million to Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. to help accelerate technological development and acceleration.
Funded through the AgriInnovate Program, the system helps identify crop stress and provides advance notice to commercial greenhouse growers, so they can target or reduce pesticide use, limit crop losses and improve greenhouse productivity.
“We are very proud to welcome the generous financial support from the Government of Canada. Their support has been crucial in Ecoation’s initiatives as we develop this one-of-a-kind technology, which supports our vision of shaping a greener future for agriculture. This is not only excellent news for the agricultural sector, but for North Vancouver, and regional British Columbian economy,” said Dr. Saber Miresmailli, Co-Founder CEO, Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc.
This project is expected to create more export market opportunities, increase their production capacity, reduce use of pesticides, advance agriculture technology and improve crop health, while helping protect the environment by reducing their carbon footprint.
“Projects like these are important to the agri-tech sector, as they help increase economic prosperity and keep the sector competitive for future generations to come. Ecoation’s technology contributes major strides towards securing more consistent crop yields, and tackling the prevalent horticulture labour shortage,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
The AgriInnovate program, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3 billion five-year (2018-2023), investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
Ecoation is a Canadian-based family owned business founded in 2010 as an agri-tech company. The company’s primary objective is to assist growers with data that empowers them to minimize prophylactic pesticide use, reduce risk and cost, increase revenue and offer a closed-loop growing service.
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