The Agri-Food Innovation program helps accelerate the research and innovation pathway through investment in data and digital solutions, autonomous systems, agriculture biotechnology, food processing innovation, and prion research.
- Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program (ABIP)
This program supports innovators, technology developers and industry clients to accelerate technology development and deployment, as well as enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the agri-food and bioindustrial sectors in Alberta.
Funding is available through a continuous intake process.
Visit the ABIP page for program details.
- Agriculture Funding Consortium
Alberta Innovates is a member of the Agriculture Funding Consortium, a collaborative one-window approach to funding agriculture research and innovation. The consortium provides co-ordinated funding and stimulates private/public sector participation that supports sustainability, diversification and growth of Alberta’s agriculture and food industry.
The 2022-23 call is now closed. For information on the program, click here.
- Smart Agriculture and Food Digitalization and Automation Challenge
The Smart Agriculture and Food Digitalization and Automation Challenge provided funding for projects that develop or advance smart technologies to increase productivity, reduce production costs or increase the value of Alberta’s agri-food commodities.
This program is now closed to applications. For current funding opportunities, please refer to the Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program outlined above. Visit the SAFDAC webpage for information on the 18 projects funded under the program.
- Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program
The Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program supports collaborative research directly related to understanding and managing CWD, a prion disease that affects deer, elk and other cervids.
This program is open and accepting applications. Visit the Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program webpage for full details.
- Data and Digital Solutions
- Autonomous Systems
- Agriculture Biotechnology
- Food Processing Innovation
- Prion Research
Deadline DateOpen and closes.
Contact Name: Virginia Mulligan, PhD, Program Manager - Agri-Food Innovation; Ron Clarkson, Director of Prion Programs - Agri-Food Innovation
Phone Number: 780-868-7417 or 780- 429-9349