Major companies get behind Smart Ag Super Cluster

Published: 22 January 2018

The average Canadian might hold a romanticized view of agriculture in this country, but for a group of nearly 100 industry, academic, government folks, big data is key to the sector’s future.

The $250 million Smart Agri-Food Super Cluster (SASC) is one of nine industry-led projects, and one of two that focuses on agriculture, to be shortlisted for up to $950 million in federal innovation funding earmarked in last year’s budget.

...Seventeen educational institutions, including Olds College, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Lakeland College, Carleton University, and McGill University, are SASC supporters. The project is also backed by mega-companies including McDonald’s, General Mills, Telus, Microsoft and Cargill.

The Western Producer


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