"We are proud to support innovation in the food ecosystem that have a real impact on Canadians’ everyday lives while creating well-paying jobs. CFIN is leading the way with their Food Innovation Challenge and Innovation Booster, helping businesses adopt new technologies and bringing exciting new products to the market."
- The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Building the future of food, together
The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) will accelerate innovation by stimulating connections, collaborations and investments across Canada's food ecosystem.
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CFIN is launching a series of programs and services to strengthen Canada's food industry by making it easier for Canadian innovators and enterprises of all sizes to:
Discover trends, insights, innovation best practices and profitable connections.
Innovate collaboratively with support of innovation directors, senior mentors, technical resources, working groups and funding.
Grow with like-minded business-to-business customers, suppliers, technology companies, researchers and investors.
Who should get involved?
CFIN is open to organizations across Canada's food ecosystem, including but not limited to:
Food and beverage manufacturers
Food tech, digital and other technology companies
Foodservice operators and distributors
Grocery retailers and distributors
Ingredient suppliers including agriculture and fisheries
Investors and financial services
Packaging and equipment companies
Research, technology and innovation centres
Service providers and specialized consultants
Start-ups and other early-stage companies
Superclusters, networks and trade associations
If your organization is based outside Canada and you're interested in collaborating, we would love to hear from you.