CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program

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.

Program Announcement

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Your application is currently being processed and we will be notifying all applicants of the funding decision by 16:30 on Friday, April 17th 2020. 

Funding for 2020-21 is now fully committed and we are not accepting new applications. If you are interested in applying to the program for the 2021-22 fiscal year please know that the Application Window will open in October 2020. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter to remain informed of funding opportunities and associated application windows.

Program Information

This five-year Federal-Provincial cost-shared program, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, enables B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food sectors to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Funding is available for activities that have been identified to advance innovation and competitiveness in B.C.’s agriculture, agri-food or agri-products sectors. Such activities may include the late-stage research and development, piloting and demonstration, and commercialization and adoption of innovative products, practices, processes or technologies for:

  • The advancement of plant, animal and food science
  • The management of energy and waste
  • Improvements in soil, water and air quality
  • Climate change adaptation

Eligible applicants include producers, processors, industry associations, private businesses, academic institutions, regional districts and local governments.

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 Agri-Innovate Program.


Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program Application

Program Application Forms will be made available for the 2021-22 fiscal year when the Application Window opens in October 2020. To keep up to date with program announcements please register for our monthly e-newsletter


Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Project materials must recognize the funding provided by the government of British Columbia and Canada to qualify for cost-sharing.

Program Brochure

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