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UWinnipeg physics professor leads $2.4 million project to grow digital agriculture

Mon. Apr. 29, 2019

WD Funding Announcement Photo

L to R: Dr. Christopher Henry, The Honourable Jim Carr, Dr. Annette Trimbee, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Dr. Christopher Bidinosti 

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced investments totaling  $3,451,167 for two projects to support innovation, skills development, and growth in the digital agriculture industry.

UWinnipeg physics professor, Dr. Christopher Bidinosti is leading the UWinnipeg project along with applied computer science professor, Dr. Christopher Henry. Their research team includes experts from UWinnipeg, Red River College, the University of Saskatchewan, Northstar Robotics, Sightline Innovation, the Canola Council of Canada, and Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers. 

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