The Strategic Innovation Fund, managed by Innovation, Science and Economic Development, supports innovation projects across the food value chain, including supply chain digitization, alternative proteins, and sustainable packaging.
Toronto, ON – Vivid Machines has been awarded $810,920.00 for its project on scaling fruit volumes and transparency across the fruit supply chain.
Vivid Machines is working with Algoma Orchard and Blue Mountain Fruit Company to create digital twins of orchards to better determine ideal harvest timings and ensure that growers can meet the demands and needs of grocers and food processors. This added insight will also allow packhouses to offer better margins and end-user pricing, while optimizing shipping, packing, and storage costs.
This project will use a unique computer vision and intelligence system that collects and analyzes data across an entire orchard to digitize fruit crops in real time and create a more agile and transparent fruit supply chain.