AgriInnovate Program

Grant Description

Get up to $10 million in repayable contributions to cover 50% of the cost of projects that aim to accelerate demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability. 


Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must clearly illustrate how proposed projects will commercialize/adopt/demonstrate an innovation new to the sector or country. 


Once the innovation requirement has been established the program will then prioritize project applications that advance the government’s agenda through one or more of the following priority areas: 

  • adoption of new or world leading clean technology (including precision agriculture)
  • increase productivity through advanced manufacturing,automation or robotics 
  • strengthen Canada’s value-addedagri-sectors 
  • secure or expand new export markets

All eligible applicants must be for-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada.


Funding Level(s): 50% of eligible costs up to $10 million (repayable contribution). 


Maximum total investment by all government(s) (Stacking): May stack up to 75% of total funding through municipal, federal, and provincial/territorial programs. 


Purpose: Offset adoption costs of innovative agricultural technology and integration into organizational activities. 


Deadline: March 31, 2023 



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