Accelerating the growth of digital agriculture


EMILI is an industry-led non-profit committed to accelerating Canada’s growth as a leader in digital agriculture by supporting projects that advance innovative technologies and increase skills and training opportunities in the sector. Based in Manitoba, with projects that span the country, EMILI works with producers, industry, and academia to advance the adoption of intelligent technologies and provide people with the skills and training required to succeed in a digital economy.

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Our Strategic Pillars

Guided by our four strategic pillars, EMILI works with industry and academia to provide people with the connections, skills, training, and resources they need.

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Innovation and research

We search out opportunities for alignment and collaboration to reduce the time it takes for knowledge mobilization between industry research and development priorities and academic research.

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Intelligent technology integration

We encourage collaboration and create space for new and innovative technologies and techniques to be tested in real world conditions within a full scale commercial farm environment.

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Skills, training, talent

We create opportunities for individuals from non-agriculture backgrounds to learn new skills while gaining hands-on experience and exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities in digital agriculture.

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Capital enablement

We support start-ups and connect agri-food entrepreneurs with resources, mentorship, connections, and financial support to expand digital agriculture and attract new business to Manitoba.

Collaborate with us

Working together, we can increase the integration of intelligent technologies, empower people with digital skills, support start-ups on the prairies, and accelerate Canada's growth as a leader in digital agriculture.

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EMILI is an ADT Supporting Member

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In November 2022, EMILI joined Ag Data Transparent (ADT) as its first supporting member. ADT is an American non-profit organization that assists producers with understanding and evaluating contracts associated with collection, storage, transfer, and use of their agricultural data.