BusinessFood SafetyCanadian Government Providing Funds to Create Digital Food Innovation Hub

Canadian Government Providing Funds to Create Digital Food Innovation Hub


The Canadian government is investing up to $1.9 million to help the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) develop a digital food innovation hub, an April 27 news release says. The digital food innovation hub will enhance connectivity among players in Canada’s food innovation ecosystem.

“An impressive body of knowledge is accumulating across the agriculture and agri-food value chain. This investment in the Canadian Food Innovation Network makes it possible to establish links to easily share these resources so that each stakeholder benefits and becomes more efficient,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, says in the release.

The release says the digital food innovation hub will be available around the clock for businesses to access one-on-one mentorship as well as knowledge, research, and innovation resources. A key component it will be the role it plays in helping to identify and match entrepreneurs with technical expertise and partnerships to help spur growth. It’ll also serve as a collaboration space to share best practices and opportunities among the ecosystem.

“The funding from AAFC is allowing us to solve one of the biggest challenges facing the Canadian food sector — the ability to find and connect with the right partners,” Joseph Lake, CEO of the Canadian Food Innovation Network, says in the release.

Related Articles

Promote Science to Progress Spud Innovation

When is a Novel Food Novel? That Question is Finally Being Answered

Wrapping Up the Second Annual Canadian Spud Congress

Trending This Week

Harvest New Variety Insights at Trials and Conferences

I’ve been thinking how daunting it can be for growers to select potato varieties to grow in the next season. With hundreds of varieties already...

“Functional Sustainability” Concept Catching on at World Potato Conference

Sustainability is an important goal but if the ways we pursue it aren’t practical and economically viable in a real-world farm context, the sustainability...

Protect Your Soil with KWS Cover+™

I live in sunny Lethbridge, Alberta where I’ve enjoyed working with seed producers and farmers for the past two decades.  The bounty of sunlight...

What Do Farmers Have in Common with Potatoes? Stress!

A tuber is a tuber is a tuber coming out of the ground, right? Nope – though one spud might look just as firm...

Bin Prep Now

When I’m sharing a coffee or a beer with producers at events through December, January, February, we’re all full of plans for the season...