ValueProject Type A: Market Validation Grants - Up to $30,000 per project; Project Type B: Product Development Grants - $50,000-$150,000 per project.
The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI) Commercialization Stream invites Ontario-based organizations in agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sectors to lead market validation and product development projects.
Applicant must be:
Applicant organizations may include but are not limited to: for-profit entities, not-for-profit entities, government (except federal and provincial) and non-government organizations, universities and colleges, and research institutions based in Ontario.
Eligible applicants must:
- Be located in Ontario.
- Have project activities and costs that take place in Ontario with project partners and service providers located in Ontario.
- Have projects that address at least one of the OMAFRA key research priority areas, and the Initiative objectives.
- Be operating in the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sectors, including technology or equipment suppliers.
- Have a product/technology/service that is unique to Ontario and does not displace existing Ontario products.
This initiative can support the cost of; Internal employee labour; Consulting and professional service providers; Equipment; Consumables; Travel expenses, and other direct/indirect project costs.