Funding Opportunities
Program Description Eligibility Deadlines Funding
ADRI - Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative •Growth in the value-added sector
•Innovative business models
•Those with AccessManitoba identification number
•Expand knowledge
•Translate knowledge into new products and practices or
•Verify new technology and practices under Manitoba conditions
Funds should support:

•Applied reasearch
•Market intelligence
•Scale up and pilot demonstration

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Amount determind by advisory committee
•Up to 50% of total eligible project costs
NSERC Engage Grant Grants are intended to foster development of new research partnerships between an academic researcher & a company that have never collaborated together before. To cover the direct project costs associated with the research activities needed to address
the identified problem.
Depends on type of project A maximum grant of $25,000 over six months
Matching up to 50%
Agri-Innovation Program
Agri-Innovation Program to accelerate the pace of innovation by supporting research & development activities in agri‐innovation & facilitating the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes, practices and /or services  Agri-science cluster: Support aims to mobilize &
coordinate a critical mass of scientific expertise in industry,
academia & government

Agri-Science Project: A single agri-science project or a smaller set of agri-science projects that would be less
comprehensive than an agri-science cluster.
The scope may be national, regional or local.
Agri-science cluster:
 Feb 1

 Agri-Science Project:
1) Feb 1  
2) June 1   
3) Oct 1  
Agri-Cluster: Max of $20 million

Agri-Project: Max of $5 million

Up to 75% of costs covered
Collaborative Research & Development Grants (CRD) This is the next step after an Engage Grant, CRD supports longer-term partnerships, from one-to-five years in duration. The average is 2-3 years. Direct costs of research, such as the salaries of students, postdocs, research assistants &  the costs of equipment, materials, services & travel.

The CRD is a matching grant, so the company must cover half of the project costs.
 Any time $10,000  - $500,000 per year
Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit (SR&ED) The SR&ED Program gives claimants cash refunds and / or tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work done in Canada. Claimants can apply for SR&ED investment tax credits for expenditures such as wages, materials, machinery, equipment, some overhead, and SR&ED contracts. Applied for at tax filing 100% refundable on qualified SR&ED current expenditures & 40% refundable on qualified SR&ED capital expenditures, up to a maximum threshold of $3 million
Commercialization Support for Business Program Supporting product & process commercialization & business development Prototype to market-ready product, engineering analyses, trial production, test marketing, materials & activities needed to enter new markets successfully, obtaining plant or product certification, securing IP. On-going $15,000 - $200,000 depending program component 
MITACS Accelerate
Internship Program
Connect Manitoba businesses with University researchers Projects are funded in four-month periods & provided to support the intern’s research. International students & Post-Docs are eligible. On-going Sponsor Organization funds of $7,500 & MITACS  matching funds of $7,500