The program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians. This component aims to support specific shorter-term research activities to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors. They also seek to mitigate high risk opportunities that have the potential to yield significant returns.
Applicants may apply for:
Funding Level(s): The maximum AAFC funding amount for a Project will be less than $5 million over five-years. If you have multiple approved Projects/Clusters within this program, total AAFC funding cannot exceed $10 million per year. Cost sharing is required at a rate of 50% government:company.
Maximum total investment by all government(s) (Stacking): Not specified
Purpose: Funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and research
Deadline: Applications will be accepted from February 13, 2018 until September 30, 2022, or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program. The program ends March 31, 2023.
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