EDMONTON, Alberta, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s inhabitants is predicted to succeed in practically 10 billion individuals by 2050, rising strain on already restricted pure sources and rising demand for meals and sustainable supplies. To assist deal with this, Alberta Innovates is launching a brand new program known as the Agrifood and Bioindustrial Innovation Program (ABIP). ABIP’s rolling admissions strategy will present researchers and expertise builders with entry to funding for eligible tasks all year long, with no deadline to use.
$10 million over three years will help tasks that develop and advance applied sciences that improve productiveness, enhance competitiveness, improve the worth of agricultural and forest merchandise, and cut back greenhouse fuel emissions. The Program will spend money on revolutionary options that might be utilized by the agriculture and forestry sectors for vast deployment in Alberta, Canada and past. Strategic areas of focus embrace: knowledge and digital options; autonomous programs; agricultural biotechnology; innovation in meals processing; use of biofibres; value-added biomass; and inexperienced development.
“Creating and implementing expertise to develop the agri-food and bio-industrial sectors is vital to Alberta. From genetic yield enhancement to automation and biofibres, these applied sciences might be essential steps in addressing world meals safety and the demand for sustainable supplies. Alberta Innovates is proud to introduce this new program and as soon as once more help revolutionary options to challenges dealing with not solely our province, however all over the world.”
John Zhou, director of fresh expertise and vp of fresh sources
ABIP will help tasks that:
- Maintain, develop and optimize the productiveness and cut back the price of manufacturing of Alberta’s bio-industrial and agri-food industries.
- Add worth to improved and new merchandise within the agri-food and bio-industrial sectors.
- Enhance environmental sustainability and social advantages for Albertans.
ABIP is collectively managed by the bioindustrial supplies expertise and agri-food innovation portfolios inside Alberta Innovates. This system will help innovators, expertise builders and business clients to speed up expertise growth and implementation, in addition to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the agri-food and bio-industrial sectors in Alberta. This system has a powerful market and commercialization focus and strongly encourages collaboration between business, academia and authorities.
This system is open to small and medium-sized companies, business organizations, analysis and growth organizations, post-secondary establishments, and authorities analysis laboratories. Candidates aren’t required to be primarily based in Alberta, however should show a transparent worth proposition for Alberta. Initiatives that might be researched, examined, demonstrated and/or carried out in Alberta with a long-term impression in Alberta might be prioritized.
Alberta innovates invests in analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship to drive provincial financial progress and variety. We ignite the ability of innovation by our work with researchers, business and entrepreneurs to maneuver Alberta to a decrease carbon future, promote accountable use of land and water, and assist enhance the well being and well-being of Albertans. Alberta Innovates supplies technical experience, enterprise recommendation and help, partnership alternatives, and funding to advertise the most effective concepts. We help a variety of analysis and innovation actions, from discovery to make use of. Collaboration is on the coronary heart of what we do – bringing sensible minds and nice concepts collectively.
Find out how Alberta innovates at albertainnovates.ca