a co-funding competition by

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  • Assess inputs, ingredient or product market fit

  • Enhance or test your minimum viable product

  • Pilot or scale operations

  • Prepare for investment

  • Leverage and protect your intellectual property

  • Conduct a feasibility study including net benefit to society

  • Social science research to propel economic gain


Who can participate?

Ontario business- or research-led collaborations who are keen to propel food innovation with cellular agriculture and are in the position to implement the outcomes of the project. Proposals must include a genomics or engineering biology-enabled component.

Lead applicants and project partners must be members of the Canadian Food Innovation Network.

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Project size

The CFIN-Ontario Genomic competition will involve 12 to 18 month projects ranging from $150K to 200K.

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Successful AcCELLerate applicants are required to contribute 25% of  total eligible project costs and to provide a project management fee of 5% of total eligible project costs.

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Timeline (key dates)

Program Guide available: November 30, 2021

Information session: December 14, 2021

Info Session recording: December 15, 2021 

Proposal deadline: February 28, 2022

Project start: May 1, 2022

Project duration: 12 to 18 months