The 2023 Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) 2023 Open Call has been developed to foster technological advances in agri-food production, and environmental sustainability. This program will support research and innovation designed to generate solutions leading to enhanced production efficiency including the adoption of automation such as implementation of robotics and automation, data-based decision making, and validation of new technologies through smart farms. The competition is categorized into the following broad topic areas:
Specific projects may include but are not limited to research and/or innovations in:
Crop type and species eligible for this competition include cereal and grain crops, forage crops, fruit crops, oil seed crops (excluding hemp) and vegetable crops. Animal species eligible for this competition include bovine (beef and dairy cattle, bison), porcine, poultry, ovine, caprine, bees and alternate livestock species (elk, deer, moose), and production of their primary products.
Secondary food products, packaging, sensory science, genomics, and traditional breeding methods, CRISPR, and aquaculture are not eligible project topics for this competition.
With support from Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), CAAIN is dedicating $5 Million to projects in this Open Call.
Completed and signed Expression of Interest (EOI) Forms and Financial Workbooks must be submitted to email@example.com by 11:59 AM MT on June 05, 2023.
For tips on how to submit an effective EOI and Financial Workbook, watch the EOI webinar video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/xUEiUoqwFqo
CAAIN will not accept partial, incomplete, or late submissions. Applicants are encouraged to complete their submissions well in advance of the deadline.
CAAIN Program Managers are available to assist by answering applicant questions and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The following timeline applies to this competition. Note that CAAIN, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter this schedule.
This competition is now closed.
|April 25, 2023
|Invitation to submit Full Project Proposal (FPP)
|June 26, 2023
|August 08, 2023
|Notice of decision
To submit an application, download and fill out the EOI Form and Financial Workbook. Complete details are available in the Program Guide.