Funding for collaborative projects on plant protein

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About the program

Get a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for a collaborative project focused on creating, making, growing or selling high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products of processing. Collaborators must be Protein Industries Canada members, with annual membership fees totalling $500.


For a project to be considered eligible for investment, it must:

  • Be submitted by a consortium of at minimum two (2) PIC members, at least one of which is a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) as defined by Statistics Canada as a business with 499 or fewer employees and less than $50 million in gross revenues.
  • A consortium may include academic or research institution(s). This is not mandatory but is encouraged.
  • Two industry members are minimum for a consortium, but more are encouraged.
  • Each member of the consortium must contribute to the project in a meaningful way.
  • At least two members of the consortium must contribute financially to the project. PIC will reimburse up to 50 per cent of eligible approved project costs.
  • It will be up to the consortium members to determine the amount and nature of their respective contributions.
  • The contribution of each consortium member does not need to be equal.
  • At least two partners must be Canadian companies or multi-national corporations who are legally entitled to do business in Canada with a significant Canadian business operation. Non-Canadian entities can participate in consortium, based on approval by Protein Industries Canada.
  • The project must be aligned with the objectives of Protein Industries Canada and the Global Innovation Cluster Initiative.
  • All Projects are required to pay a project administration fee to PIC. This fee will be four per cent of the total eligible reconciled project cost.
  • The initiative must be incremental to the regular business of the participating organizations, meaning that the project:
  • Is not approved nor in progress and that financial commitments to it are distinct from investments that would have
  • otherwise occurred.
  • Would not be possible without the participation of consortium partners; and

Is new or would not be undertaken at the same scope or scale without the co-investment provided by the Global Innovation Cluster.

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

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


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