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Opportunities and Invitations

  • The Information and Communications Technology Council is inviting agri-food businesses to participate in the Agri-Food Tech Labour Market Survey to better understand the labour market implications of technology in Canada’s agri-food sector. It is open until July 30.
  • The Smart Agriculture and Food Digitalization and Automation Challenge from Alberta Innovates is providing up to $500,000 to projects that develop or advance smart technologies to improve Alberta’s agri-food commodities. The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Aug. 13.
  • The UFA Rural Communities Foundation will award grants of $10,000 to $100,000 to charities, non-profit organizations, or community service co-operatives for projects that support recreational, educational, and cultural facilities and programs. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31, and recipients will be announced in October.
  • Agriculture education program providers can apply for the Youth Agriculture Education Program, which provides up to $200,000 per project per year to develop or expand education programs for youth between kindergarten and Grade 12.
  • The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) is giving $2.5 million to agrifood investment platform SVG Ventures|THRIVE so that the Silicon Valley-based company can set up a Canadian headquarters in Calgary. OCIF’s board chair said the investment will help foster Canada’s “agrifood tech renaissance.”

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