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Hortau to Receive Investment of $6.8 Million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Hortau is proud to announce an investment of $6.8 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to further development of its innovative precision agriculture platform.

Since 2002, Hortau’s patented irrigation management system has been helping growers keep their plants healthy and use their inputs more efficiently. By tracking soil tension, a direct measurement of precisely how much water is available to the plant, growers anticipate plant stress and irrigate as needed to prevent damage. This ensures optimal crop growth while reducing water use, energy consumption, and environmental impact.

Today’s announcement was made by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne.


“We congratulate all the cleantech entrepreneurs who are turning vision into reality with help from SDTC investments. The Government of Canada stands shoulder to shoulder with these groundbreaking companies as they drive innovation, make their mark as international leaders in clean technology and propel us to a cleaner Canada and a net-zero carbon emissions world.”

—The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry


SDTC is the largest funder of sustainable small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. STDC team supports companies from seed to success, providing the resources they need to grow.


“We are thrilled to receive this grant from SDTC, allowing us to continue on our path, developing innovative solutions in irrigation, automation, AI and sensing technologies. This program will allow us to expand our presence in international markets through strategic partnerships and continue to grow as a leader in the AgTech industry. Thank you SDTC for supporting our vision of a more sustainable and efficient industry in the face of today’s challenges.”

—Jocelyn Boudreau, CEO and co-founder of Hortau  

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For more information or an interview with a Hortau representative, contact Hortau at: [email protected]

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