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Food Waste Reduction Challenge

Value

Up to 30 Prizes of $100,000 (Open to all eligible innovators submitting a concept application at Stage 1.) Up to 12 Prizes of $400,000 (Open to all Semi-Finalists who reach Stage 2.) Up to 2 Grand Prizes of $1,500,000 (Open to all Finalists who reach Stage 3.)

Description

Food Waste Reduction Challenge aims to support new innovations and solutions which can help address the problem of food waste and loss across the supply chain, thereby reducing the associated economic, environmental, and social costs of food waste. Collectively, these solutions will help increase food availability, save consumers and businesses money, reduce GHG emissions and improve the efficiency of the food sector.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants to the challenge include the following:

  • Businesses or other for-profit organizations incorporated in Canada;
  • Not-for-profit organizations incorporated in Canada;
  • Indigenous organizations and groups located in Canada;
  • Post-secondary/academic institutions located in Canada;
  • Individuals or groups of individuals based in Canada (see below for more info);
  • Non-Canadian individuals and entities (see below for more info).

Individual innovators or groups are encouraged to submit an application to the challenge, but in order to be eligible to receive funding, they will be required to establish a Canadian legal entity (such as a company or a corporation or a not-for-profit organization) capable of entering into binding agreements in Canada.

Non-Canadian individuals and entities are encouraged to submit an application to the challenge, but in order to be eligible to receive funding, they will be required to establish a legal entity (such as a company or a corporation or a not-for-profit organization) capable of entering into binding agreements in Canada. They may also be part of a partnership or consortium submitting a proposal as long as the applicant organization submitting the application meets the above criteria.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible solutions must be aimed at leveraging innovation to achieve specific outcomes tied to reducing food loss and waste as identified in the following challenge statements:

STREAM A – Business Models that Prevent Food Waste
Accelerate and scale the deployment of innovative solutions that prevent food waste across the food supply chain.

STREAM B – Business Models that Divert Food Waste
Accelerate and scale the deployment of innovative solutions that create value from food waste, food by-products and/or surplus food.

Deadline Date

  The deadline to apply for Streams C and D is August 31, 2021.

Contact

Contact Name: Impact Canada

Phone Number: 1-877-246-4682

E-mail Address: aafc.fwrc-drga.aac@canada.ca

Website: https://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/food-waste-reduction-challenge

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