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Cleantech Commons Program Partner, Bioenterprise Canada, launches FoodShift program – provides funding up to $50,000 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 the FoodShift program, which 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.

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.

Through FoodShift, FoodBev processors will be matched with Canadian cleantech innovators to help reduce their operations’ waste generation and energy consumption.

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 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 September 15, 2022. Those interested in learning more about FoodShift can join the following information sessions:

  • A virtual information session on August 10 at 10:00 a.m. EDT – where you will have the opportunity to chat with the program team about the opportunities and eligibility criteria of the program.
  • The FoodShift Program Virtual Matchmaking Session on August 24 at 10:00 a.m. EDT – to facilitate connections between food and beverage processors and clean technology providers to create eligible projects.


Facilitating clean technology implementation in the FoodBev sector

Clean technology innovators interested in the program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A for-profit private sector enterprise or not-for-profit corporation with a proven clean technology application that will satisfy the need of an eligible applicant.
  • Technologies must be at or beyond Technology Readiness Level 8 (TRL-8+) stage of development.
  • Technologies must help food & beverage processors embrace automation in their facilities, reduce waste and energy consumption, significantly reduce their carbon footprint, and transition towards a net-zero future. If you are a Clean Technology Provider, Click here to submit your expression of interest


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