Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio)
Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors
2014-15 Food Innovation

Companies invited to apply to

"Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2014-15 Applied Research and Product Development Program"

March 7, 2014

Download the Program Guidelines for further information about the "Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2014-15 Applied Research and Product Development Program."
To apply, follow the instructions and fill out the "Letter of Intent" form on the on-line application system at

Launched on March 7, 2014, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' new $1.5 million "Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2014-15 Applied Research and Product Development Program" aims to support Alberta food and beverage producers and processors in their efforts to increase revenues from value-added food production.

The program helps to bring together industry applicants with academic researchers in a unique initiative that supports development of unique food innovations for entry into local, national or international markets. Its focus is on development of globally competitive value-added ingredients, food products and/or beverages that are derived from Alberta crop or livestock commodities.

Companies registered in Alberta or Canada (with offices in Alberta) are invited to submit a letter of intent (LOI) to the program as the first step in the application process for a non-repayable grant of up to $200,000. If applied research is required, AI Bio will help applicants in identifying potential researchers in support of their submission.

Deadline for submission of the LOI is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. MDT.

Although Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is the main funder, other funders from the Agricultural Funding Consortium such as Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency or Egg Farmers of Alberta may be approached to co-fund depending on fit.  


Applicant inquiries may be directed to:

Elizabeth Muir, Value Added Director
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Phone: 780-415-9820

Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2016