Strategic Innovation Funds

Grant Description

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. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:  


Applicants may apply for:
 

  • Non-repayable contribution funding for activities conducted by industry; 
  • Collaborative research and development support from AAFC scientists; or, 
  • Both 

 

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. 

 

Source: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/agriscience-program-projects/applicant-guide/?id=1516993365431  

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