The AgriInnovate program is a stream of funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a 5-year framework to support Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. AgriInnovate is specifically designed to help businesses commercialize and/or adopt innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services.

  • Amount: Repayable funding of up to 50% project expenses to a maximum $10 million.
  • Eligibility: For-profit Canadian businesses operating in the agriculture or agri-food sector.
  • Timeline: Open; continuous intake of applications until March 31, 2023, or until funding has been fully committed. Two-stage application process. Funding can be repaid over a period of up to 10 years following project completion.
  • Project Focus: Adoption, demonstration or commercialization of innovative agricultural-based products, technologies, processes or services.

 Top AgriInnovate Resources:

  • AgriInnovate Overview: Learn more about AgriInnovate, including the program’s purpose, eligible agri-based businesses, projects eligible for funding, and how applications are evaluated.
  • AgriInnovate Program Eligibility: Explore the AgriInnovate Program’s eligibility factors, including what are (and aren’t) eligible applicants, projects, and expenses.
  • AgriInnovate FAQ: Answers to common questions about the AgriInnovate Program for businesses.

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