2021 Call for Proposals is closed - Next Intake Spring 2022.

  • your company has a breakthrough food innovation opportunity that can benefit from support

  • you have a new ingredient, product, technology, service or process that is ripe for further research, development or commercialization

  • you’re a thought leader in automation, robotics, or food safety and want collaborators

  • you’re looking for opportunities to invest in innovation


Who can participate?

Canadian business-led collaborations (with at least one SME) keen to ignite transformative innovation.


All project partners must be incorporated in Canada, or working within Canadian research institutions, and be CFIN members.

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Project size

Our competitive, merit-based process will review projects ranging from $1M to $4M

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Project teams 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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Timeline (key dates)

Letter of intent template  - week of Oct 4, 2021

Information sessions - Oct 13 and 20, 2021

Letters of intent due - Nov 15, 2021

Full proposals due - Jan 10, 2022 
Projects awarded - Mar 2022 
Projects start - Apr 2022 
Projects complete - no later than Mar 31, 2025

Thank you to all applicants and interested parties!
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