The 2022 Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) Competition for the Smart Farms Program has been developed to extend the convergence of agriculture, equipment manufacturing and technology into real-world application. Smart farms provide a physical platform to showcase the integration and application of new technologies in agriculture.
The goal of this funding call is to support research and development to accelerate the adoption of automation and robotics in Canada’s agriculture sector.
With support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), CAAIN is dedicating $5 Million to projects that:
Smart Farm Program applicants must complete a three-stage application process:
Note that submissions at the EOI and FPP stages of the competition are by invitation only; no unsolicited EOIs or FPPs will be accepted.
|Program opens||June 2, 2022|
|Invitation to submit EOI||2 weeks after submission of PRF|
|Invitation to submit FPP||Quarterly (March, June, September, December)|
|FPP due||8 weeks after FPP invitation|
|Notice of decision||8-10 weeks after submission|
Download and review the Program Guide.
Download, fill out, and submit the Project Registration Form.