Technology readiness assessment of automation and robotics in the food and beverage processing sector in Canada

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Technology readiness assessment of automation and robotics in the food and beverage processing sector in Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada partnered with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to determine the current state of adoption and use of automation and robotics in food and beverage processing industry. This report provides a qualitative assessment on the state of automation in the industry based on interviews with Canadian and non-Canadian food and beverage processing operations, associations, and machine, equipment and solution providers. The interviews took place in 2014 and early 2015 and represent a broad range of different food and beverage sub-sectors. The report also offers insights into the barriers and challenges to further adoption of automation and discusses possible routes for spurring greater adoption.

Date: 2016
Format: Electronic
Catalogue Number: Iu44-101/2016E-PDF
ISBN: 978-0-660-05207-6

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