Know your grants – Episode 14: AgrInnovate Program

  • By Antoine Giroir
    • Jun 05, 2023
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AgrInnovate grant

Discover the AgrInnovate program with Leyton! In this series of monthly videos, our consultant team will help you discover specific government grants available in Canada, and share key details.

For this episode, our Senior Government Grants Consultant, Antoine Giroir, will go through the AgrInnovate program, and explain how this program can help you access resources to fund your innovative technology in the agrifood and agriculture sector.

This video has been recorded in English.

Examples of topics covered:

  • What is the AgrInnovate Program?
  • The components of the grants and the funding available
  • Eligibility for the program
  • And more!

What is the AgrInnovate Program?

The AgriInnovate Program provides funding for projects geared towards the commercialization, demonstration, and/or adoption of innovative technologies and processes that increase agricultural and agri-food sector competitiveness and sustainability benefits. It is open to all for-profit organizations incorporated in Canada wanting to increase agricultural and agri-food sector competitiveness and sustainability benefits. 

Priority areas:

– Advanced manufacturing, automation, robotics, digitization

– Project must be at the technology demonstration stage to be eligible under this program.


Funding is in the form of zero interest, repayable contribution of 50% of project costs up to $5,000,000 to be repaid over a period of up to 10 years following project completion.

Eligible costs

– Capital Expenditures: Renovations, site improvements, lease hold improvements, building purchase, construction and related costs, machinery, equipment, and softwarepurchase and installation costs;

– Contracted services;

– Salaries/Benefits;

– Other direct project costs.

Want to apply?

At Leyton, our grants consultants can help you complete and optimize your program application and keep you up to date with the latest grants news and updates, all while you remain focused on your business.

If you wish to learn more information about this grant and how we can help you apply for it, contact one of our experts today!

About our Senior Government Grant Consultant, Antoine Giroir

Antoine Giroir has a master’s in International Relations with experience in European project management and proposal writing. He has worked with researchers and entrepreneurs on various topics, from sustainable development to oncology targeting, in the European Union, the United States of America, and the People’s Republic of China. He is now helping Leyton’s clients leverage public funding (federal and provincial) to achieve their objectives while lowering the financial risks.


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Senior Government Grants Consultant

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