The 2022 Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) Competition for the Beef and Pork Primary Processing Automation and Robotics Program has been developed in response to the Canadian meat industry’s need to enhance global competitiveness, accelerate the adoption of emerging technology, mitigate challenges with worker safety and productivity and overcome the impacts of COVID-19 on meat (beef and pork) processing businesses.
The goal of this funding call is to support research and development to accelerate the adoption of automation and robotics in Canada’s primary meat processing industry.
With support from Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), CAAIN is dedicating $5 Million to this program. The expected outcomes of this initiatives are:
The application process for this call involves 3 stages:
Note that submissions at the EOI and FPP stages of the competition is by invitation only; no unsolicited EOIs or FPPs will be accepted.
|Program launch||Mar 15, 2022|
|PRF due||Deadline passed|
|Invitation to submit EOI||Deadline passed|
|EOI due||Deadline passed|
|Invitation to submit FPP||Deadline passed|
|FPP due||Deadline passed|
|Notice of Decision||Fall 2022|