Support for Commercialization of Sustainable Technologies for the Food Sector
Possible Funding to Make Designer Shoes From Chicken Wing Bones
Canada’s Innovation Booster program is offering 50% grant funding up to $100,000 for business development and innovation projects focused on Food Ecosystem Sustainability Innovation, i.e., food waste reduction, higher value recover, circularity and upscaling, green and smart packaging, and more efficient use of inputs including energy, water and carbon.
Projects are expected to result in the discovery of new knowledge that aims to support the development of new technology-driven products, processes or services at early-stage TRLs (e.g., 1-4); and/or large-scale technology demonstration, including the advancement and development of new technologies into product-specific applications at TRLs 5-7. Projects undertaking higher TRLs (i.e., 8 and 9) may also be supported if part of the overall project.
Eligible expenses include but not limited to project-related equipment purchases, subcontractor and consultant fees, materials costs, direct labour, plus building and land leasing, expansion or upgrades.
Applicants must be a Canadian business with less than 500 employees and sales under $50 million.
Note that successful applicants must pay the organization administering the fund an upfront contingency fee of 5% against the entire project budget (so basically the funding is 40%).
Next Intake deadline 11:59 p.m. September 12, 2022.
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