Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation Funding
2018-19 Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta: Applied Research, Product or Technology Development – Focus on Protein and By-Product Utilization
We have designed the Accelerating Food Innovation Program to provide funding for applied research, product or technology leading to the following products and technologies:
- New or improved plant- or livestock-based protein food ingredients or bioactives, products, beverages, supplemented foods, and/or natural health products (NHP’s)/nutraceuticals
- Complete utilization/maximization of value of by-product components (e.g. starch, fibre, oil, sugar)
- New food processing technologies to provide innovative new product solutions
The purpose of this program is to increase revenues from value-added ingredient, food, beverage and natural health products manufacturing.
This program will contribute to a competitive and prosperous agri-food sector, provide economic growth and diversification opportunities for Alberta’s economy; and increase jobs and employment in both rural and urban communities.
This is a one-step application process with full proposals due on December 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. MDT.
Full proposals are submitted through our on-line system.
Please review the Program Guidelines for full program details.
The Full Proposal Template provides a description of the questions asked through the on-line system.
Need help with the RFOAS on-line system? View or download the RFOAS Instructions.
*Program launched on Oct. 31, 2018
Program Contact Information
Name: Elizabeth Muir
Title: Director, Value Add