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AIC presents to House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee

Today (February 2nd, 2021), the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) was asked to present to the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee on the issue of processing capacity.

AIC made four key recommendations in its presentation:

  • That the government create a funding program to facilitate the adoption of automation technology for food manufacturers. 
  • That the expansion of incubators and accelerators to stimulate entrepreneurship in agri-food be incentivized – by the government but in collaboration with industry.
  • That the government, in collaboration with industry, actively attract private investments in agri-food research and innovation by promoting opportunities, success stories, and incentives for investment.
  • That the NRC-IRAP’s offering to SMEs looking to commercialize their innovation be expanded by making capital costs eligible for funding.

The presentation can be found here.