Challenge to improve Canada’s food sector

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About the Program

Your small business could get funding to come up with an innovative solution to a government challenge, with access to early-stage development, testing and validation of a prototype, and a pathway to commercialization.

The Government of Canada is looking for innovators to solve challenges. As the single largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has a unique opportunity to support the growth of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs.



Solution proposals can only be submitted by a small business that meets all of the following criteria:

  • for profit incorporated in Canada (federally or provincially)
  • 499 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employeesFootnote*
  • research and development activities that take place in Canada
  • 50% or more of its annual wages, salaries and fees are currently paid to employees and contractors who spend the majority of their time working in CanadaFootnote*
  • 50% or more of its FTE employees have Canada as their ordinary place of workFootnote*
  • 50% or more of its senior executives (Vice President and above) have Canada as their principal residence

How to apply

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For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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