The Innovation Booster provides flexible and rapid support on a cost-shared basis to enable Small- or Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to advance their food innovation and research outcomes. A SME is defined as a business with 499 or fewer employees and less than $50 million in gross revenues.
The total eligible project costs should be between $20,000 and $200,000. The maximum level of funding from CFIN will be 50% of total eligible project costs. CFIN will require a non-refundable project management fee of 5% of total eligible project costs.
Applications are currently open for applications that align with any of our Innovation Priorities.
Applications Open: October 9th, 2023Applications Close: November 16, 2023Notification of Award: January 22, 2024
All project activities must be complete by March 31, 2025 or within 12 months of project start, whichever comes first. Notifications of award will be approximately 60 days after the intake close.
CFIN reserves the right to modify dates and themes as required.
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