a co-funding competition by
FOOD INNOVATION WITH CELLULAR AGRICULTURE
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.
The CFIN-Ontario Genomic competition will involve 12 to 18 month projects ranging from $150K to 200K.
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.
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