Programs Overview

The Canadian Food Innovation Network is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund.

CFIN’s mission with its programs is to:

  • Accelerate the food innovation performance of companies in Canada;
  • Connect innovators and foster collaboration across enterprises and organizations of all sizes, disciplines, sectors, roles and geography to enable discovery, development and commercial deployment of innovation outcomes for Canada’s benefit; and
  • Drive the utilization of Canada’s innovation capacity for economic advantage and higher returns on public and private investment.

Our funds target industrial research, development, and demonstration activities, focusing on technology readiness levels from 1 to 7.

For more information on each program and active calls for proposals, please see the program pages below or review our FAQs

Note -- you need to be a CFIN Member to apply for CFIN Programs. A CFIN Membership is free and takes less than three minutes to complete.

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Recent Funding Announcements

Food Innovation Challenge - September 2023

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Innovation Booster - May 2023

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Food Innovation Challenge – March 2023

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