Type of Program:
The joint Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) - Ontario Genomics AcCELLerate-ON - Food Innovation with Cellular Agriculture Competition will provide teams with funding for novel and innovative projects in cellular agriculture with impact in/implications for the food sector. Projects must drive food innovation, address industry opportunities, solve challenges, and benefit the cellular agriculture ecosystem and food and beverage industry in Ontario.
Comments on Funding:
The CFIN-Ontario Genomic competition will involve 12 to 18 month projects ranging from $150K to 200K.
Successful AcCELLerate applicants are required to contribute 25% of total eligible project costs and to provide a project management fee of 5% of total eligible project costs.
Total eligible project costs should be between $150,000 and $200,000. The maximum level of matching funding from CFIN will be 50% of total eligible project costs (between $75,000 and $100,000) and from Ontario Genomics will be 25% of total eligible project costs (between $37,500 and $50,000). The remaining 25% (between $37,500 and $50,000) must be provided by the applicant.
Stacking with other government funds (municipal, provincial or federal) is not allowable.
When It Ends:
February 28, 2022
To qualify for funding, all projects must:
These projects could include partners or collaborators from provinces or territories outside of Ontario if crucial to the success of the project, however funding in this program must be spent and benefits from the project must be realized in Ontario.
The Lead Applicant must register as CFIN members through www.cfin-rcia.ca.
Applicants must submit their application during the intake period.
Other Things to Note:
- 1The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) is an industry-led, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to becoming the world-leading innovation network for food and beverage.
- 2CFIN and Ontario Genomics will communicate funding results by March 31, 2022.
- 3Projects will be expected to start on May 1, 2022.