The purpose of the Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program is to support activities that take innovations that have proven to work outside of Alberta or in industries other than the agriculture industry, and adapt those Innovations so that they can be used under Alberta-specific conditions and/or in a specific Alberta Agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
There is limited funding in the Program. Applications completed to the satisfaction of the Minister will be considered for approval on a case-by-case basis, subject to Program eligibility criteria, assessment criteria and funding constraints. The web page provides Program highlights. Please refer to all Program documents for essential details and definitions and full details on eligibility and how to apply.
Every project application must include knowledge transfer and translation (KTT). Projects that are solely for the purpose of KTT are also eligible in the Program.
The Program provides grants on a cost-shared basis to cover Eligible Expenses on approved Projects. Non-capital eligible expenses shared 50% grant: 50% applicant. Capital eligible expenses shared 20% grant: 80% applicant.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has priority areas of interest for activities and knowledge transfer and translation relating to science, research and innovation:
- Advance effective environmental stewardship
- Be a catalyst for economic development and competitiveness
- Provide domestic and international assurance/public safety