Find grants and funding that match your businesses needs

Bioenterprise offers a suite of strategic funding programs to advance commercialization and scale up promising agri-tech and food companies. With the help of regional partners, we have expanded funding efforts across Canada. From Alberta to Nova Scotia, Bioenterprise offers grants for food and agriculture companies at different stages of development, from conceptualization to mass commercialization.

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Select the unique program you’re interested in to learn more about application deadlines, program criteria, available funding and more.

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SmartGrowth Program

Funding for SME’s in Southern Ontario
The SmartGrowth Program provides SMEs in southern Ontario’s food and agri-technology sectors access to acceleration financing to support scale-up and expansion projects.

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OAFRI Commercialization Stream

Funding for SME’s in Ontario
The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI) Commercialization Stream invites Ontario-based organizations in agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sectors to lead market validation and product development projects.

Nova Scotia Green Shoots Program


Funding for start-up businesses in Nova Scotia.
The goal of GreenShoots is to find and support high potential, early-stage knowledge-based Nova Scotia companies, and encourage entrepreneurial activity in the province.

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Alberta Yield

Funding for innovative companies in Alberta.
Alberta Yield is for founders or leaders of Alberta-based and innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food ventures seeking to establish a product or service, grow the business, and/or access investment, and increase networks.

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To learn more and discover the best program for your organization, please contact Program Manager, Alexandra Coccari

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