Innovation Booster

Who can participate?

The Innovation Booster provides flexible and rapid support on a cost-shared basis to enable Small- or Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to advance their food innovation and research outcomes.

Project size

A SME is defined as a business with 499 or fewer employees and less than $50 million in gross revenues.


The total eligible project costs should be between $20,000 and $200,000. The maximum level of funding from CFIN will be 50% of total eligible project costs. CFIN will require a non-refundable project management fee of 5% of total eligible project costs.

    Intake 1: Open Theme
    Applications Open: February 1st, 2023
    Applications Close: March 3rd, 2023
    Notification of Award: April 24th, 2023

    This call is currently closed to new applications. 

    Intake 2: Personalized Nutrition and Improving Human Health Through Food
    Applications Open: May 29th, 2023
    Applications Close: June 26th, 2023
    Notification of Award: September 1st, 2023

    This call is currently closed to new applications. 

    Intake 3: Open Theme
    Applications Open: October 9th, 2023
    Applications Close: November 16, 2023
    Notification of Award: January 22, 2024

    CFIN reserves the right to modify dates and themes as required.

    Foodtech companies funded through the Canadian Food Innovation Network's Innovation Booster Program.