Value: Maximum $250,000 grant per applicant in a fiscal year, April-March. Maximum of $500,000 per Applicant during the Program term.
The purpose of the Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation Program is to support activities that demonstrate the feasibility and potential for real world application of innovations that are new to Alberta or new to the agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta.
a) Active Producers (includes Hutterite colony, greenhouse, commercial hatchery, member of Indian Band or Métis Settlement);
b) Non-profit agricultural groups registered under the Societies Act, such as Applied Research and Extension Associations or forage associations;
c) Industry Organizations (includes producer boards or commissions, processor organizations);
d) Indian Bands and Métis Settlements;
f) Post-Secondary Institutions; and
g) Municipal Governments
a) Proof of concept activities that assess an innovation under specific conditions to evaluate its potential use for Alberta’s agriculture sectors;
b) Feasibility activities that assess the suitability of an innovation for Alberta’s agriculture sectors;
c) Prototype development to establish or validate performance characteristics of an innovation to function in Alberta;
d) Demonstration activities that will enable the showcasing of innovations (pre-commercial or commercial) with growth potential for use in Alberta agriculture; and
e) Pilot activities that scale up innovations with growth potential under Alberta specific conditions for use in Alberta agriculture sectors.
Deadline Date: The next Intake Due Date is May 8, 2019.
Contact: AF.AccelAdapt@gov.ab.ca & 310-3276 (FARM)
ACTION: Before you write this application, you should ask the grant agency these six questions.