The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) is a CEO-led not-for-profit, headquartered in Winnipeg, MB, combining Canada’s industrial strengths in agriculture and artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The twinning of these two Canadian assets elevates EMILI from a cluster proposal to a supercluster initiative. EMILI seeks to accelerate the development of AI technologies for the agricultural sector and embed them in Canadian companies; transforming the capabilities of Canadian agricultural firms and propelling Canada to the pinnacle of global leadership in both agriculture and AI.
EMILI is a commercially-developed, globally competitive supercluster with a co-investment model that will leverage over $521 million in funding to grow Canadian companies; including linkages with the National Research Council’s $60M planned advanced manufacturing centre in Winnipeg. Automation will be a strong force in global agfood markets. EMILI is designed to increase business R&D, enhance competitiveness and productivity of traditional firms, as well as foster growth of new companies/jobs across all sub-sectors of the agriculture economy and all regions of Canada.
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What our Members Say
Having the opportunity to join EMILI and benefit from such a diverse knowledge base while advancing our capabilities internally will be a key strategic pillar in our organization. We have some of the most innovative companies in the world in Western Canada so we need to leverage this advantage for our combined commercial benefit, and that of the Canadian economy, to be able to compete on the world stage.
The EMILI Supercluster will create a hub of industry leaders to collaborate with each other towards a mutual goal - using cutting-edge technology to improve the way we produce and protect our food. EMILI will support Ecoation in reaching our goal to minimize crop losses and pesticide use in greenhouses through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Access to the EMILI Supercluster will help us to fully commercialize our technology and take it across Canada and the globe.
EMILI will provide the support needed for Canadian companies to incorporate machine learning into the businesses and products. With the support of EMILI, we can become a world leader in AI/ML applied to Manitoba’s main industries, Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing and Life Sciences. We are witnessing the birth of an entire new industry and we can build world-class companies right here in Manitoba with the support of EMILI.