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Cleantech Commons Program Partner, Bioenterprise Canada, launches new FoodShift program – provides funding for clean technology adoption projects

Fostering resilient and sustainable food systems and agriculture through cleantech innovation is a crucial research area of interest at Cleantech Commons.

That is why we are excited to announce that a Cleantech Commons partner, Bioenterprise Canada has launched their new FoodShift programwhich supports the adoption of GHG-reducing clean technologies in Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.

FoodShift invites organizations based in Ontario operating in the food and beverage processing sector to lead clean technology adoption projects.

The primary objectives of the FoodShift program are to:

• De-risk the adoption and integration of clean, or net-zero, technologies in southern Ontario;
• Support the transition to a green economy and reduce the sector’s carbon footprint;
• Enhance the competitiveness of the food and beverage processing and clean technology sectors;
• Create and maintain jobs.

This is a program designed to benefit both companies operating in the food and beverage processing sector as well as ventures with a proven clean technology application that will satisfy the need of an eligible applicant.

Successful applicants will receive funding support of up to $50,000 for their clean technology adoption projects. Learn more about the FoodShift program here!

Cleantech Commons strives to provide innovative start-ups and early-stage companies with the programming support they need to develop and commercialize new technologies that will help both move us closer to a net-zero future and address some of society’s biggest challenges, such as food insecurity,” says Martin Yuill, Cleantech Commons executive director.

The FoodShift program is a great opportunity to match green tech innovators with Ontario’s food and beverage processors and to help bring their innovations to the market.

Applications to participate in this program close on October 06, 2023.

Eligible Applicants include:

For-profit private sector enterprises or not-for-profit corporations that are either:

  • Ready to adopt and integrate proven clean technologies from an Eligible Clean Technology Provider into their food and beverage processing operations and/or;
  • Ready to engage an Eligible Clean Technology Service Provider to conduct assessment projects focused on food waste reduction and/or process optimizations;
  • Operating in the Food and Beverage Processing Sector;
  • Generating a minimum of $200,000 in annual revenues (unless a not-for-profit);
  • Incorporated in Canada and located in southern Ontario; and
  • Able to procure 50% match of the eligible project budget, up to $50,000.


About Cleantech Commons’ partnership with Bioenterprise

Cleantech Commons and Bioenterprise share a commitment to driving innovation in the green technology sector and transforming these innovations into commercial success stories. Through our joint targeted business acceleration services, future tenants and clients of Cleantech Commons gain access to Bioenterprise’s specialized agritech and food expertise, national networks, and mentorship framework.

Read more about our partnership with Bioenterprise