Living Laboratories Initiative: Collaborative Program: Step 1. What this program offers

Step 1. What this program offers

The goal of the Living Laboratories Initiative is to establish a nation-wide network of sites where groups both in and outside of government can collaborate to co-develop, assess and implement innovative solutions to address persistent agri-environmental issues. This is a novel approach to agricultural innovation, with farmers working directly with scientists and other partners to conduct experiments right on their farms. Essentially, the goal is to get best-management practices and technologies into the hands of farmers faster by working together.

As part of this initiative, there is a five-year, $10 million program called Living Laboratories Initiative: Collaborative Program (LLI:CP). The goal of this program is to establish collaborative innovation projects managed by not-for-profit organizations in identified ecosystems, called Living Laboratories. These Living Laboratories will be the first of a network within Canada.

More information on the program, such as the application process, eligibility requirements, funding, deadlines and assessment criteria is available in the Applicant guide.

What you could receive

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) contribution for a project will not exceed $600,000 per year. The program ends March 31, 2023.

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