Innovation Booster

Who can participate?

The Innovation Booster provides flexible and rapid support on a cost-shared basis to enable Small- or Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Canadian researchers, to advance their food innovation and research outcomes.

Project size

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.

2022 Application intake deadlines

  • July 7, 2022 - Open Call
  • September 12, 2022 - CFIN’s Food Ecosystem Sustainability Innovation Priority Projects only

The above dates are subject to change pending funding availability.