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) or Canadian researchers, 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.

2022 Application intake deadlines

    2022-2023 Application intakes are now closed.

    2023-2024 Application intake details and deadlines will be posted in December 2022.