By February 19, 2021 June 17th, 2021 Blog Posts, News Releases

SDTC provides $55.1 million in funding to cleantech companies promoting sustainable agriculture technology and supporting the low carbon economy

At Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), we have always developed our custom robotics solutions with sustainability and environmental responsibility at the forefront of our business objectives and focus. 

In our efforts to provide a solution for sustainable agriculture technology, we prioritized achieving the right mix of talent and resources, from R&D, through to commercial development of our flagship patented, autonomous mobile robot.  “BigTop” is designed to provide a green, and affordable automation solution for the nursery and agriculture industries. Our focus on green robotic initiatives has been previously recognized and awarded by the Canadian government on multiple occasions, and we are very excited to share that we were awarded funding from  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to further progress innovation in clean technology.

Last week, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced investments of $55.1 million in 20 cleantech companies across Canada through SDTC.  AIS was named to the list of recipients developing innovative solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the environmental impacts of conventional mining methods and support more sustainable agriculture technology practices.

“We are thrilled to be selected as one of 20 cleantech companies across Canada to receive funding from SDTC contributing to the global fight against climate change. On a local and national level, we are proud to do our part by providing a green robotic technology that can aid the horticultural and agricultural industries with an affordable and environmentally responsible solution,” says Afshin Doust, CEO of AIS.

AIS’ “BigTop” is automating dangerous and difficult tasks in the horticulture and agriculture industries to help solve a labour shortage, and reduce the carbon footprint of agricultural operations. A suite of these autonomous robots is currently being piloted at Van Belle, one of North America’s largest nursery operations. 

Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, the AIS team has superior intellectual property and patents which are currently being applied to develop green robotic solutions for various industries such as horticulture, agriculture, health care, manufacturing and warehousing. AIS’ autonomous robots have the intelligence to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with exceptional dexterity and precision. Collectively, the AIS team has decades of experience in robotics engineering, management, and operations. Advanced Intelligence Systems Inc. (AIS) is a private company specializing in autonomous mobile robotics to solve real industry problems.

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