(Wednesday, June 23, 2021) – Saskatchewan-based tech startup Rivercity Innovations (RCI) is pleased to announce the procurement of a multi-year agreement with Environmental Material Sciences (EMS). RCI will be delivering its services for engineering, development, and provisioning of LoRa sensors for hydrocarbon monitoring with EMS’s soil remediation technologies as a member of their consortium team under their recently announced Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) funding from the Government of Canada.

Jeff Shirley, CEO of RCI states “Developing technologies for a client who is world renown in their knowledge of soil science, soil remediation, and is now using this knowledge to improve our environment and communities is an amazing opportunity for RCI and our company. Being chosen to work with Steve Siciliano and EMS’s team with their companies in many industries world-wide, particularly oil and gas, will not only benefit our company but also bring value add to the environment through EMS’s proprietary and innovative environmentally friendly clean tech. Having the opportunity to work with EMS, Federated Cooperatives Limited, and SaskTel on this project in Canada speaks to the quality of work we can deliver and our ability to engineer custom solutions for IoT markets.”

“We are truly excited about our growing relationship with RCI,” said Steve Siciliano, CEO, EMS Inc. “Real-time data that stakeholders can trust is key to our value proposition. An essential part to offering this kind of data is trusting our products, their components, and the proven quality of the RCI sensors giving us the confidence to take our game-changing technology to market,” Siciliano said.

Rivercity Innovations will be creating several new positions at their head office in Saskatoon as a result of this agreement and continuing the advanced development of the LoRa sensors and technologies used by EMS in their clean soil processes. The continued growth of RCI will be assisted through new business resulting from this EMS relationship, and related work being done using RCI’s LoRa technology platform with SaskTel and other clients.





Media Inquiries Contacts:

Jeff Shirley

CEO and Co-founder, Rivercity Innovations
Phone: 306-380-6330 | Email: jeff@rivercityinnovations.ca

Melanie Barclay

Communications Lead, Environmental Material Sciences 
Email: melaniebarclay@ems-inc.ca






Saskatoon-based Rivercity Innovations builds world-class sensors for IoT solutions, including GPS, temperature, moisture, humidity, and other data, and is backed by investments from Conexus Venture Capital Inc. It uses both cellular and LoRa but is known for its unique LoRa GPS tracker for bikes, pets, and corporate asset tracking. Its solutions include everything from GPS tracking to environmental monitoring for commercial property owners or vacant unit monitoring. RCI has recently been deploying temperature monitoring solutions to pharmacies for cold storage alerts and reporting compliance for those businesses. Rivercity Innovations (RCI) recently closed a CAD $700,000 seed round, led by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. with support from Golden Opportunities Fund and Tribune Capital. To learn more about Rivercity Innovations, visit www.rivercityinnovations.ca.




Led by President and CEO Steve Siciliano, EMS delivers a science driven solution to their clients to sense, analyze, and solve the most complex soil contamination environments resulting in a clean soil, faster. Remediation of this soil is done in-situ without traditional site excavations and other environmentally destructive methods. To learn more, visit ems-inc.ca.