Federal government invests in innovative meat processing technology
The federal government is investing in E.O.I Technologies, Inc., under the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program. Through this program, a total of six small businesses are each receiving up to $150,000 to advance automation and robotic technologies for solving challenges such as work productivity and labour shortages and operational efficiency in the agri-food sector.
The E.O.I Technologies project is being funded through the Canadian Meat Processing Technology Development Challenge. It will help meat processors proactively predict and prevent contamination, automate inspection, and optimize management of conveyors through a developed innovative technology for seamless and real-time monitoring of modular conveyors.
“Technological innovation is absolutely necessary to address key challenges faced by the Canadian agri-food sector. Our government is giving these businesses the opportunity to grow and innovate while ensuring Canadians continue to have access to the highest-quality food and agriculture products,” said François-Philippe Champagne, federal minister of innovation, science and industry.