Innovation and Research

Our strategic pillar: Innovation and research

Innovation and research is one of EMILI's strategic pillars. We search out opportunities for alignment and collaboration to shorten the time it takes for knowledge to be mobilized between industry R&D priorities and academic research. (See our Machine Learning Project for an example of this).

Our other pillars are intelligent technology integration; skills, training, and talent development; and capital enablement. Guided by these strategic pillars EMILI works with industry and academia to provide people with the connections, skills, training, and resources they need.

Read about innovation and research in action

Chris Henry on Global News
Bringing machine learning to Manitoba fields

Listen Dr. Chris Henry as he talks to Global News about how his team is working with EMILI to make agriculture more sustainable with machine learning.

Rise of Machines

Listen to EMILI’s Managing Director Jacqueline Keena take part in a discussion about machine learning and robotics in the agrifood sector.
In search of the easy button

EMILI’s Board Chair Ray Bouchard and Managing Director Jacqueline Keena talked about the impact of labelled data sets in GrainsWest.

Collaborate with us

The continued success of Canadian agriculture relies on its ability to adopt new technology, attract a skilled and diverse labour force, and embrace sustainability. Working together, we can increase the integration of intelligent technologies, empower people with digital skills, support start-ups to grow in the prairies, and accelerate Canada's growth as a leader in digital agriculture.

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