Canada: Ecoation wins World in 2050’s Olympics of Innovation

After receiving 100+ nominations and applications, Diplomatic Courier has officially announced the World in 2050 Olympics of Innovation winners, naming Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. as a Society category winner in response to the company’s commitment to supporting growers through AI advancements. Ecoation is honoured to share the stage with 34 prestigious innovators across 7 categories in the first cohort of 2020 challenge winners, including SpaceX, XPrize, and many more.

Looking decades into the future, the Olympics of Innovation is an annual challenge established in Davos, Switzerland, and presented by the Diplomatic Courier’s digital think tank, World in 2050. The challenge aims to champion the best innovative solutions to change our collective future with each award cluster representing a major trend that forecasts the future for our world: Society, Humanity, Energy, Health, Travel, Off-World, and Artistic Visions. With major category winners including SpaceX, XPrize, Switzerland-based Climeworks, and many more, Ecoation is honoured to be recognized for its Human Knowledge + Machine Precision approach to food production.

Founder & CEO, Dr. Saber Miresmailli [Left] and Founder & CTO, Maryam Antikchi [Right]

From Closed Loop Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to tracking greenhouse climate anomalies to the square meter, Ecoation’s technology contributes major strides towards securing more consistent crop yields, eliminating pesticides, and tackling the prevalent horticulture labour shortage. “We are merging human knowledge with machine precision to assist growers with actionable intelligence and expand their presence and influence beyond the boundaries of time and geography,” said Ecoation Founder and CEO, Dr. Saber Miresmailli. As a winner in the Society category, Ecoation is being recognized for the impact of its advancements beyond the technical capabilities and in terms of what this technology means for the future of society. This award champions advancements that allow for the re-engineering of a better future while supporting those who will consume the technology in the process. In Ecoation’s case, this reflects the company’s farmer-first mentality in everything they do.

“The pandemic showed us the fragility of our food systems and vulnerability of farmworkers,” said Ecoation Founder and CEO, Dr. Saber Miresmailli. “We want to democratize access to clean food and enable anyone anywhere to grow nutrition-packed crops and maximize their yield. I am honored that our small company is recognised on the global stage as a contributor to this dream.”

As a family-owned business with deep agricultural roots, Ecoation not only embodies those who create the knowledge, but also those who consume it. “On a personal note, it is both surreal and exciting for me to share a prize with world-class entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and Anousheh Ansari,” reflected Ecoation Founder and CEO, Dr. Saber Miresmailli. “When I started the Ecoation journey with my co-founder and life partner a decade ago in our living room, I could not imagine this day.”

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