Success Stories

Built on AIMday, Red River College and Enns Brothers tackle sensor challenges

In October of 2020, the Manitoba Industry-Academia Partnership (MI-AP) hosted its inaugural AIMday Digital Agriculture, an event which brought together Manitoban industry and its top academic researchers to exchange ideas and tackle real-world challenges within the ever-emerging digital agriculture sector. 

An exciting product from the AIMday event was a collaborative sensor technology project between Manitoban company Enns Brothers and Red River College (RRC). 

Academics and industry tackle “heavy equipment and vehicle manufacturing” challenges at the AIMday™ event

What and how to apply intelligent software based technologies? How to develop a business case for the transition of heavy diesel vehicles to electric? How do radiator manufacturers pivot to support the electric vehicle sector?

These were some of the questions from industry that were addressed on January 26 at the AIMday event where Manitoba academic researchers and industry representatives met to discuss challenges in heavy equipment and vehicle manufacturing and to develop pathways to new collaborations.

Academics and industry tackle “digital agriculture” challenges at the first AIMday™ event in Manitoba

Manitoba Industry-Academia Partnership (MI-AP) hosted the AIMday™ Digital Agriculture virtually—the first step in a process that is expected to lead to joint research projects that will address specific industry needs.

AIMday Digital Agriculture generated eight new partnerships which companies and scientists are now exploring further to expand the boundaries of knowledge and create economic advantages.

Digital Agriculture Table

The first meeting of Manitoba’s Digital Agriculture Table that took place on June 22nd. We were pleased that approximately 40 people from industry and academia joined the zoom call. Thank you to all those that joined the meeting, contributed their insights in the main session, the breakouts and in the meeting chat feature. 

The table is jointly led by Manitoba’s Industry-Academia Partnership and the Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative.