AgriInnovate Program: Step 2. Who is eligible

Step 2. Who is eligible

For-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada.

They can include:

  • Businesses and/or corporations
  • Co-operatives
  • Corporations and co-operatives in Indigenous communities

Note: Eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements.

Eligible applicants must also meet the principles and criteria outlined in the Applicant guide, such as:

  • Providing a minimum of 50% of the funding towards eligible project costs
  • Total Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding requested does not exceed $10 million
  • Combined government funding being applied towards total eligible project costs does not exceed 75%

Eligible activities

  • Commercialization of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services where the innovations will be introduced to the market when the project is completed
  • Adoption of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services where recent innovations are adopted and adapted to existing operations
  • Demonstration of innovative agricultural, agri-food or agri-based products, technologies, processes or services, where all necessary testing and piloting has been completed, and which involve one or more of the following:
    • Demonstration to a targeted user in order to secure a key customer necessary to penetrate the market
    • Production of samples for market validation
    • Creation of a reference or showcase site for pre-commercial demonstration