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Grants to Alberta Businesses and Sole Proprietors
to Accelerate the Growth of the Bioindustrial Sector

Alberta Bio Future, Equipment Utilization program

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Foundation / Corporation

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Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

Deadline Date:

03/10/16 4:00 PM MT


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Grants to Alberta businesses and sole proprietors for scale-up, pilot, pre-commercial and commercial processing activities, biomass conversion and characterization, and/or biomass characterization with direct application to the bioindustrial sector. The program will also increase sustainability by promoting use of Alberta's renewable resources.

Funding will be given in these three priority areas:
- Discovery and developmental research
- Testing and commercialization
- Equipment utilization

- Enhance the value of Alberta’s renewable and sustainable biomass resources by generating discoveries and innovations that translate into new and/or improved competitive products and technologies for the Canadian and international marketplace.
- Attract greater investment in bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technology development and commercialization.
- Enhance Alberta’s reputation as a bioindustrial innovation hub.

Long-Term Outcome:
- Growth in revenue, jobs generated from Alberta-based companies producing new or enhanced biomaterials/bioproducts.
- Growth in international investment in Alberta-based companies producing new or enhanced biomaterials/bioproducts.

Nearer-Term Outcomes:
- Accelerate development and commercialization of new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies by research organizations and industry.
- Increased coordination and integration of organizations working to enhance bioindustrial products in Alberta.
- Increased ability of Alberta companies to access appropriate equipment, infrastructure and knowledge in Alberta to advance their bioindustrial innovations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164836

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed within 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding program is open to applications from companies and sole proprietors based in Alberta.

Projects must:
- Be from an Alberta-based applicant.
- Be submitted by operating companies or sole proprietorships.
- Have the project work carried out primarily in Alberta.
- Have a direct application to the bioindustrial sector. (Note: in this program, bioindustrial products exclude food, feed or pharma products.)
- Develop bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies that use renewable, sustainable biomass, with a focus on agriculture and/or forestry biomass produced or available in Alberta.
- Focus on developments leading to a competitive advantage for Alberta companies or some other direct benefit to Alberta.
- Engage a team with demonstrated competence, experience and the organizational capacity to successfully complete the project.

Pre-Application Information:

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The attached sample form can be downloaded as a reference to assist you in preparing your application.

The attached General Instructions for Applicants for the Research Funding Online Application System are also provided for your reference.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Steve Price, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation

Christine Murray, Director, Agricultural Technologies

Pat Guidera, Director, Forest Technologies

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
18th Floor, Phipps McKinnon Building
10020 - 101A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 3G2

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Canada: Alberta;

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