The Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program has been renewed under the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement.

The CBCAIP allows industry, academia, value-added food processors, retailers and others to access funding for projects involving late-stage research; pilots and demonstrations; as well as the commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices for the agriculture, food or agri-products sector.

Eligible Applicants

Applicant organizations must have a head office or be registered in BC. Eligible participants include:

  • BC agri-food sector producers and processors
  • Industry associations/organizations
  • Retails and food service businesses
  • Input, technology and support services providers
  • Academic institutions and/or other organizations and private sector businesses
  • Regional districts and local governments

Eligible Activities

Priority for funding will be given to funding activities identified to advance innovation and competitiveness in BC’s agriculture, food or agri-products sectors, and include:

  • Advancement in plant, animal and food science
  • Energy and waste management
  • New product development and commercialization
  • Improvements in soil, water and air quality
  • Climate change adaptation

FAQ

Do I have to contribute my own money towards this project?
The CBCAIP is a cost-shared program. Depending on the broad benefit to producers and processors or British Columbians, you may be required to contribute up to 50% of the cash costs of your project.

For more FAQ: CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program FAQ

Funding

Funding is expected to be cost-shared, with significant potential for net benefit to the industry or agri-food region of the province. Eligible projects may be funded up to 75% in cases where the potential benefit to industry is demonstrated to be substantial. This program cannot duplicate the federal AgriInnovate Program.

Deadlines

Applications deadlines:

  • June 22, 2018
  • July 13, 2018
  • September 14, 2018

All projects must be completed no later than February 15, 2019, including the final report.