Programs Overview

The Canadian Food Innovation Network is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund.

CFIN’s mission with its programs is to:

  • Accelerate the food innovation performance of companies in Canada;
  • Connect innovators and foster collaboration across enterprises and organizations of all sizes, disciplines, sectors, roles and geography to enable discovery, development and commercial deployment of innovation outcomes for Canada’s benefit; and
  • Drive the utilization of Canada’s innovation capacity for economic advantage and higher returns on public and private investment.

Our funds target industrial research, development, and demonstration activities, focusing on technology readiness levels from 1 to 7.

For more information on each program and active calls for proposals, please see the program pages below or review our FAQs

Upcoming Info Session: CFIN Innovation Booster

Join for an overview of our 2023-2024 CFIN Innovation Booster Program. The event will be recorded and posted for future viewing.

Register here

Date: Jan 23, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Upcoming Info Session: CFIN Food Innovation Challenge

Join for an overview of our 4th Food Innovation Challenge: Cultivating a Resilient Food Future: Developing the End-to-End Cellular Food Capacity for Canadian Global Leadership

Register here

Date: Feb 9, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Note -- you need to be a CFIN Member to apply for CFIN Programs. A CFIN Membership is free and takes less than three minutes to complete.

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