Step 1. What this program offers
Intake period: Closed
New applications to the AgriInnovate Program will no longer be accepted as of October 1, 2022. This is to ensure that approved projects have sufficient time to complete their activities by the end date of the program, which is March 31, 2023. In the interim, the program will focus its efforts on processing current applications. Information regarding the future of the program will be posted here as soon as it’s available.
This program provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.
Applicants may apply at any point during the life of the program, until available funds have been fully allocated. Once all funds have been allocated, a notice will be posted on this website.
Please apply early to ensure you have enough time to complete your project. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2023.
The AgriInnovate program aims to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase sector competitiveness and sustainability.
In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must clearly illustrate how proposed projects will commercialize/adopt/demonstrate an innovation new to the sector or country.
Once the innovation requirement has been established the program will then prioritize project applications that advance the government’s agenda through one or more of the following priority areas:
- adoption of new or world leading clean technology (including precision agriculture)
- increase productivity through advanced manufacturing, automation or robotics
- strengthen Canada’s value-added agri-sectors
- secure or expand new export markets
Projects that incorporate more than one program priority area will be given greater consideration.
If approved, support is available in the form of repayable contributions.