AgriInnovate Program | Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Value: Up to 50% of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million.

Description:

The AgriInnovate Program aims to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services that increase sector competitiveness and sustainability.In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must clearly demonstrate how proposed projects will demonstrate/commercialize an innovation new to the sector or country.Once the innovation requirement has been demonstrated, the program will then prioritize project applications that advance the government’s agenda through the following priorities:

  • Adoption of new or world leading clean technology (including precision agriculture)
  • Increase productivity through advanced manufacturing, automation or robotics
  • Strengthen Canada’s value-added agri-sectors
  • Secure or expand new export markets
  • Projects that incorporate more than one program priority area will be given greater consideration

Eligibility:

For-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada.They can include:

  • Businesses and/or corporations
  • Co-operatives
  • Corporations and Cooperatives in Indigenous communities

Eligible Activities:

  • Commercialization of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services where the innovations will be introduced to the market when the project is completed
  • Adoption of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services where recent innovations are adopted and adapted to existing operations
  • Demonstration of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services, where necessary testing and piloting has been completed, and which involve one or more of the following:
    • Demonstration to a targeted user in order to secure a key customer necessary to penetrate the market
    • Production of samples for market validation
    • Creation of a reference or showcase site for pre-commercial demonstration

Deadline: Ongoing. Program ends March 31, 2023.

Contact: AgriInnovate Program | 1-877-246-4682 | cap-aip.pca-pai@agr.gc.ca

Website: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/list-of-programs-and-services/agriinnovate-program/?id=1515682916298

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