Seeking Innovative Approaches to Challenges Facing Canada’s Agri-Food Sector

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 25th, 2023 – The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) today launched its third open competition, a $5M initiative designed to foster advances in automation, digitization, and environmental performance in Canada’s agri-food sector.

When added to the total of approximately $31M CAAIN has committed to the 24 successful applicants of its first five competitions, the $5M that will be used to support this funding opportunity pushes CAAIN’S funding commitments to well over $36M. Details of this program, descriptions of the projects we have funded, and information about how to join our free member-driven network are available online.



The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is a not-for-profit company launched in July 2019 with an award of $49.5-million from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, and assistance from Alberta Innovates in the form of significant in-kind contributions. CAAIN drives collaborative agri-food technology research and innovation from coast to coast by performing three core functions. First, it supports the development of promising solutions to important challenges facing producers and primary food processors. Second, it is building an online, member- based network connecting Canada’s agricultural and technology stakeholders. Third, CAAIN is developing a digital platform to link nationwide, production-specific networks of smart farms, which will collaborate to validate and demonstrate emerging technology in diverse locations across the country. Twitter LinkedIn

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