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Government of Canada invests in digital food innovation hub

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The federal government will invest up to $1.9 million to help the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) develop a digital food innovation hub aimed at enhancing connectivity among players in Canada’s food innovation ecosystem through the development and use of digital technology.

The digital food innovation hub will be available around the clock for businesses to access one-on-one mentorship as well as knowledge, research and innovation resources. A key component of this tool will be the role it plays in helping to identify and match entrepreneurs with technical expertise and partnerships to help spur growth. It will also serve as a collaboration space to share best practices and opportunities among the ecosystem.

The digital connectivity of this new platform leverages and strengthens the capacity of Canada’s entire food ecosystem to drive innovation, making the sector more competitive. It will help businesses break down barriers to improve collaboration and stimulate new opportunities for economic growth.

“The funding from AAFC is allowing us to solve one of the biggest challenges facing the Canadian food sector – the ability to find and connect with the right partners. This investment will catalyze innovation, facilitate collaboration, enable critical partnerships, and establish Canada as a dynamic food innovation community,” says Joseph Lake, chief executive officer, Canadian Food Innovation Network

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