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  • Assess product market fit

  • Test your minimum viable product

  • Scale and expand globally

  • Prepare for investment

  • Leverage and protect your intellectual property


Who can participate?

Each project proposal must be led by a researcher or a small- or medium-sized food manufacturer who wants to advance and commercialize their innovation. Applicants must be members of the Canadian Food Innovation Network.

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Project size

Our competitive, merit-based process will review projects ranging from $20K to $200K.

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Project applicants are required to contribute 50% of total eligible project costs and to provide a project management fee of 5% of total eligible project costs.

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2022 Application intake deadlines

  • May 11, 2022  (Special Call for Digital and Automation Solutions)

  • July 7, 2022 - Open Call

  • September 10, 2022 - CFIN’s Food Ecosystem Sustainability Innovation Priority Projects only


The above dates are subject to change pending funding availability.