The 2022/23 Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) competition for the Livestock Innovation Program has been developed to foster technological advances in livestock production and primary processing. The goal of this program is to support research and development to enhance efficiency in livestock agriculture and includes 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 three broad topic areas:
Specific projects may include but are not limited to research and/or innovations in:
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 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 livestock call.
The application process for this call involves 3 stages:
Note that submissions at the EOI and FPP stages of the competition are by invitation only; no unsolicited EOIs or FPPs will be accepted.
Click here to download the complete Program Guide.
|Program launch||Nov 1, 2022|
|Invitation to submit EOI||Feb 21, 2023|
|EOI due||Mar 21, 2023|
|Invitation to submit FPP||Apr 18, 2023|
|FPP due||Jun 19, 2023|
|Notice of Decision||Sep 2023|