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