Introducing the Ottawa Smart Farm powered by AgExpert
Area X.O, the R&D complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity and home of the Ottawa Smart Farm powered by AgExpert, together with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), today announced the evolution of their partnership to accelerate agri-tech innovation, adoption and impact on farmers, Canada’s agricultural sector and economy.
This will help drive the development, commercialization and application of new agricultural technologies that can help increase the productivity, profitability and long-term sustainability of producers and fuel the competitiveness of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
Established by Invest Ottawa and the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Smart Farm powered by AgExpert is nestled in the heart of Area X.O, the R&D complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity. It provides producers, innovators and firms with access to leading resources, including:
One of the world's most advanced communications test systems
State-of-the-art AI and data analytic technologies
100 acres of secure, completely gated farmland and demonstration area
The highest concentration of tech talent per capita in North America
These capabilities empower smart agriculture and data-driven decision-making, boosting the productivity, performance, and profitability of producers. These resources help to:
Accelerate the development, commercialization, and application of new agtech solutions
Catalyze fresh global market opportunities for agtech innovators, startups, and companies
Foster the creation of new agtech products, companies, and jobs in the nation's capital
This new chapter of the FCC-Area X.O partnership will fuel new outcomes and impacts at the Ottawa Smart Farm powered by AgExpert, and increase the contribution of the innovators, companies and producers it serves to the regional, national and global agriculture and agri-food industry.
Read the full FCC News Release here.