The Protein Industries Canada program supports collaborative product or process research, technology development, and export market development projects related to expanding Canada’s plant-based protein sector. As administered by Protein Industries Canada (PIC), the program taps into Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) funding to support businesses and their partners to complete plant protein and plant-based co-product projects.

  • Amount: Offsets up to 50% of eligible project expenses with no defined maximum contribution. Remaining project funds must be supported by at least two project partners.
  • Projects: Plant-based protein product development, technology development, production efficiency enhancement, and export market development.
  • Timeline: Two-stage application process including an Expression of Interest (EOI) and, if called forward to application phase 2, a full application. Next intake deadline is June 28, 2019. Expected project length is 12-48 months; all projects must be complete by March 31, 2023.
  • Eligibility: Must have a minimum of two project partners; all must be PIC members (paid membership required).

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Posted: May 13, 2019. Updated: May 13, 2019.