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.

Alberta Yield Program hay bales in farm field in rural landscape

Mentorship 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.

Fertilizer Challenge Graphic copy

Funding for Ontario-based alternative fertilizer solutions

The Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge invites Ontario-based organizations with products and solutions in the alternative fertilizer space to lead commercialization projects.

Science Laboratory

Funding for Ontario food & beverage processors

The Foodshift program invites organizations based in Ontario operating in the food and beverage processing sector to lead clean technology adoption 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.

Bioenterprise Canada launches Northern Food Security Challenge

Funding for SME’s in Northern Ontario

The Northern Food Security Challenge is an agri-food innovation challenge where eligible Northern Ontario businesses are invited to submit an application focused on their innovative solutions, processes or methods used to improve food security in Northern communities

OAFRI Commercialization Stream automated machine inside greenhouse 2

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.

Smart Growth Program manager standing on diary farm agriculture

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.

AgTech Acceleration Program green plants

Mentorship for innovative agtech companies in Quebec

This program is the first acceleration program 100% dedicated to the commercialization of innovative agricultural technologies in Quebec. Entrepreneurs will benefit from various forms of support, including access to resources to commercialize their technology.

National Sustainability and Innovation Challenge

Dairy Farmers of Canada and Bioenterprise have partnered to host a $50,000 National Sustainability and Innovation Challenge – a business pitch competition focused on sustainability in the agriculture and food industry.

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To learn more and discover the best program for your organization, please contact Director of Programs, Alexandra Burdett.

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