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ABF Biomaterials Pursuit

Alberta Bio Future, Biomaterials Pursuit is closed to new funding applications

(Update February 2018) 

Letters of intent for the ABF Biomaterials Pursuit sub-program are under review. 

Alberta Bio Future (ABF) and its sub-programs focus primarily on projects that add value to biomass in agriculture and forestry, and create new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies.

About this program

The Alberta Bio Future, Biomaterials Pursuit sub-program was launched in November 2017. Funding requests up to $300,000 are being considered.

This sub-program is designed to expand on previous Alberta Innovates initiatives and funding in the bioeconomy.

Food, feed and pharma products are excluded from the ABF program. 

Who was eligible to apply?

  • Researchers based in Alberta, and researchers elsewhere conducting bioindustrial projects with a benefit to Alberta.
  • Operating companies or industry groups based in Alberta.

Download Program Guidelines for the Alberta Bio Future, Biomaterials Pursuit sub-program to find out more about eligibility requirements and other important information.

How to apply

This sub-program has a two-stage, online application process: Letter of Intent (LOI) and Full Proposal.

LOIs were accepted until February 1, 2018.  

Applicants will be contacted within six weeks upon receipt of their LOI. Those who are successful at the LOI stage will move to the second stage, and be invited to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals will be accepted until April 11, 2018.  

To apply for funding under the ABF Opportunities sub-program, go to the online application system

These sample forms can be downloaded as a reference to assist you in preparing your application:

These General Instructions for Applicants for the Research Funding Online Application System are also provided for your reference.

Program contacts

Steve Price, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation

Christine Murray, PhD, Director, Agricultural Technologies

Fulton Smyl, Director, Bioindustrial Innovation 

Last updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018