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The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) is investing $2,545,030 into eight projects, valued at over $5M through the organization’s Food Innovation Challenge and Innovation Booster Programs.

The Food Innovation Challenge funding recipients are:

  • Theory Mesh (Winnipeg, MB): creating a more sustainable beef and dairy supply chain through controlled environment agriculture and digitization

Funding: $1,287,025.00

  • Vivid Machines (Toronto, ON): scaling fruit volumes and transparency across the fruit supply chain

Funding: $810,920.00

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The Innovation Booster funding recipients are:

  • Liven Protein Corporation (Toronto, ON): animal-free collagen from upcycling of food industry side-streams

Funding: $99,926.00

  • Rapid Aid Corporation (Mississauga, ON): conducting experimental research to develop sustainable and smart packaging for canadian meal kit market

Funding: $99,471.00

  • Smallfood Inc. (Darthmouth, NS): determination of shelf-life stability of a novel protein- and dha-rich food ingredient

Funding: $98,932.00

  • Saltwinds Coffee Company (Douglas, NB): reducing carbon emissions in coffee roasting

Funding: $57,681.00

  • BioShur Inc. (Montreal, QC): scale-up of biobased, backyard compostable, and bioactive packaging

Funding: $50,000.00

  • Earthware Reusables Inc. (Calgary, AB): development of durable and uv resistant hemp reinforced polypropylene composite for vacuum forming of reusable food containers

Funding: $41,075.00

Over the last year, CFIN has received over 230 applications from innovative companies across the country. To date, CFIN has approved $6.9M of funding to 27 projects.

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