The Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program (CBCAIP) will help B.C agri-food producers, value-added food processors, academia, and others in the agri-food sector to accelerate the pace of innovation along the innovation continuum.
From food production and food safety, to renewable fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural innovation is crucial for developing solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues. This five-year Federal-Provincial cost-shared program, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, supports the acceleration of agricultural innovation through late-stage research and pilot projects that lead to the commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes and practices. This program’s intended outcome is to advance innovation, competitiveness, sustainability, productivity, and resiliency within the agricultural sector in B.C.
This program defines agricultural innovation as products, practices, processes or technologies that are new to British Columbia and that will enhance the competitiveness, sustainability, productivity and/or resiliency of the sector.
There are no prescribed funding limits for a project; rather the scope of the project and its score against the application evaluation criteria will be used to determine the funding contribution. Further, there are no prescribed cost share ratios for a project, however the program contribution to a project will not exceed 75 percent of the cash costs of a project.