Shepherd application now live

07 Oct 2022

We are delighted to share that the submission portal for applications to the Homegrown Innovation Challenge is now open! You can access the SmartSimple portal here.  Please note that this is the only method by which English-language application can be submitted and the portal will only be open until December 20, 2022. Pour soumettre une candidature en français, consultez les instructions ici.

During the Shepherd Phase, ten grants of up to $1 million will be awarded to innovation teams to support small-scale, proof-of-concept development of solutions over an 18-month period.  Solutions must fully address the requirements articulated in the Challenge Statement: Create and deliver a market-ready system to reliably, sustainably and competitively produce berries out of season and at scale in Canada.