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Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta

Alberta Innovates is a provincially lead research and innovation agency with a focus on invention, innovation, and industry.  In order to support Alberta's manufacturers in their efforts to increase revenues from value-added food production thereby contributing to a competitive and prosperous agri-food sector, providing economic growth and diversification opportunities for Alberta's economy; and increasing jobs and employment in both rural and urban communities they have launched the 2017-2018 Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta program. The purpose is to provide funding for applied research and product development leading to new or improved food ingredients or bioactives, food products, beverages, supplemented foods, and/or natural health products/nutraceuticals that:

  • Are competitive in the domestic and global marketplace;
  • Respond to domestic and/or international consumer demand;
  • Add value to Alberta livestock and crop commodities; and
  • Promote wellness and/or prevent or treat chronic diseases.

Investments are designed to result in globally competitive, innovative new products for entry into high yielding export markets as well as domestic markets and import replacements.

To learn more access the Program Guidelines and Sample Application Form.  Contact TED to be connected with a local representative from Alberta Innovates.