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Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN)

Receive up to $100,000 in Contribution Matching

Greenhouse production continues to be a key pillar of Canada’s agriculture production. A healthy agricultural future requires improving greenhouse technologies, an initiative driven by a consortium called the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), consisting of Niagara College Canada, the University of Guelph, and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. GTN is financed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The program provides matching government funding towards projects that improve and implement greenhouse technologies to support industry innovation.

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Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN)

Amount of Funding

The Greenhouse Technology Network may provide the following funding for successful applicants:

  • Up to $100,000 in contribution matching resulting in a maximum budget of $200,000 per project; and
  • Business contributions must be a minimum of 20% in cash.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN)

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants for Greenhouse Technology Network funding will meet the following criteria:

  • Greenhouse or related technology businesses;
  • Businesses with a presence in Southern Ontario;
  • Businesses that are facing technology challenges;
  • Small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs);
  • Businesses with prior research and development experience;
  • Must require GTN member expertise and/or facilities to solve problems; and
  • Businesses must have an interest in collaborating with the goal of reducing risk of innovation costs.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN)

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects for Greenhouse Technology Network funding will be focused on:

  • Implementing new or improved technologies (for example: materials, systems, processes);
  • Having the potential to lower operating costs, environmental impacts, and increase overall competitiveness of greenhouse businesses; and
  • Supporting development, testing, or adoption of technologies for greenhouses.

Eligible projects can be at any stage of development. Each project is subject to a vetting process that enables research institutions to decide if they have the capacity to support the project.

Eligible expenses may vary by project and may include:

  • Labour;
  • Expertise;
  • Materials & supplies;
  • Other non-capital costs; and
  • Administration & outreach.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN)

Program Deadline

Greenhouse Technology Network funding has the following program timelines:

  • Ongoing intake through the online GTN Partnership Application Form;
  • All successful applications must have projects completed by before April, 2024; and
  • Length of projects may vary based on the type of assistance required.
Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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