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Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors

2015-16 Food Innovation

Researchers invited to apply to

"Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2015-16 Applied Research and Product Development Program"

Launched on June 24, 2015

Download the Program Guidelines  for further information about the "Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2015-16 Applied Research and Product Development Program."

Download a Sample Template of the questions you will need to answer on the on-line system.

To apply, follow the instructions and fill out the "Letter of Intent" form on the on-line application system at

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' is pleased to announce a new funding program "Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - 2015/16 Applied Research and Product Development Program".

The program is designed to provide funding for applied research and product development in the area of food, with a focus on the development of value added ingredients, food products, and or beverages that are derived from Alberta crop or livestock commodities.  The program helps to bring together academic researchers with food processors in a unique initiative that supports development of globally competitive new food innovations for entry into local, national or international markets. 

It aims to support Alberta food and beverage producers and processors in their efforts to increase revenues from value-added food production.

The main applicant must be a qualified researcher or a team of researchers within academic institutions and/or provincial or federal research centres. The research must have a strong Alberta connection, with preference given to those projects that are led by an Alberta-based principal investigator.  The qualified researcher must have a company co-applicant that will make a cash contribution of 25% towards the total value of the project. 

Researchers 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 $150,000.   

Deadline for submission of the LOI is Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. MT.



Applicant inquiries may be directed to:

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

Last updated: Thursday, August 3, 2017