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AAFC's AgriInnovation Program Accepting Applications for Funding

Attention innovators:

The Enabling Commercialization and Adoption stream of funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program is intended to help corporations and cooperatives to capitalize on innovative technologies, processes and services. The program began on April 1, 2013 and runs until March 31, 2018.

This stream helps support the demonstration, commercialization and adoption of agri-innovations. It is designed to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian agri-based sector.

The BCRC encourages eligible applicants to submit proposals related to the objectives in the National Beef Research Strategy.


  • The program may fund innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services.
  • The maximum funding available is up to $10 million per project.
  • Funding is repayable, non-interest bearing and may be used towards approved project costs that may include capital investments, such as construction and equipment


Eligible applicants are for-profit organizations (corporations and cooperatives).  Eligible project proposals must clearly demonstrate:

  • Innovation
  • Financial capacity
  • Technical feasibility
  • Market readiness
  • Managerial capability


Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their project summaries for the 2015-16 fiscal year well in advance of April 1, 2015 to commence the application and review process.

For more information

To learn more about the program and to receive a copy of the Applicant Guide, please visit or contact them at or toll-free: 1-877-246-4682

If you are aware of any businesses that may be interested in this program please feel free to forward them this information.

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