PIC CEO Bill Gruel says they are now accepting Expressions of Interest for new projects.
He says there are four key areas of focus from genetics development to crop development, ingredients and products.
"We're really looking for projects in what we would call the ingredient and food space. So, ingredient manufacturers that are looking to develop new and novel technologies, or improve the efficiency of existing technologies and working with food companies or industrial feed companies or bioproducts as well."
Gruel notes they are looking for collaborative projects that have an increased emphasis on ingredient processing.
"So they must work with at least two other organizations or companies, one of them must be a small or medium-sized enterprise. The project is really around innovation. We don't fund capital support for the infrastructure of a processing facility, but we will support innovation to make those facilities more efficient or the development of new products."
Protein Industries Canada is looking for ingredient manufacturers that are looking to develop new and novel technologies or improve the efficiency of existing technologies, working with food companies, industrial feed companies or bioproducts as well.
Projects must include the use of a high-protein dryland crop such as lentils, peas, chickpeas, canola, fava, oat, flax, lupin or soy.
Potential applicants will have an opportunity to talk with the team at PIC, prior to applying, who will walk them through everything from start to finish about the project application process and criteria.
Gruel says PIC can also help companies find partners to work with if they don't have a partner already.
Expressions of Interest are now open for the newest round of funding through Protein Industries Canada and will close on April 19, 2023.
More information on the application process is available here.
To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with Bill Gruel click on the link below.