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Government of Canada invests in automation and digital technologies

January 8, 2019

The Government of Canada recently launched a new funding competition through the Strategic Innovation Fund. The Government seeks applications for funding from networks and consortia of private sector companies, researchers and non-profit organizations that will work collaboratively to develop and deliver automation and digital technology applications for the agriculture and agri-food sector. Funding of between $10 million and $50 million will be provided to a successful applicant in the competition.

Applicants will have until January 11, 2019 to submit a Declaration of Intent. The information contained in the Declaration of Intent will be posted online in an effort to foster collaboration among potential applicants. Applicants will have until March 1, 2019 to submit a full application for funding under this competition.

These commitments support the Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table's aim to scale up capacity and boost productivity by investing in innovation, increasing market access and adopting automation and digitization.

Learn more about the Strategic Innovation Fund.

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