AgriInnovate Program

View the AgriInnovate Program Website.

This program provides repayable contributions for up to 50 percent of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million. Contributions will be repaid over a period of up to 10 years following project completion with a one         year grace period.

Applications will be taken on a continuous basis from the launch of the program until March 31, 2023, or until funding has been fully committed or otherwise announced by the program.

Projects must be completed by March 31, 2023.

Applicants must be a for-profit organization.

Projects must aim to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase Canada’s agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must clearly demonstrate how proposed projects will demonstrate/commercialize an innovation new to the sector or country.

Project must advance the government’s agenda through the following priorities:

  • Adoption of new or world leading clean technology (including precision agriculture);
  • Increase productivity through advanced manufacturing, automation or robotics;
  • Strengthen Canada’s value-added agri-sectors;
  • Secure or expand new export markets.

Projects that incorporate more than one program priority area will be given greater consideration.