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A first-of-its-kind in North america, the Magnet Export Business Portall harnesses intelligent matching technology to help Ontario Agri-Food Technologies members navigate and identify relevant funding, events, trade missions and resources that can help you export your agriculture and food products.

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  • Customize your dashboard and get information delivered right to your inbox

This free service identifies actionable export-related events, programs and resources, and then proactively delivers them to your inbox. In addition to reflecting your industry, sector and location, the content you'll receive is tailored to your export-readiness, so there's value here for both experienced or novice exporters.

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Additional Funding Programs

AAFC AgriMarketing Program: Provides targeted support to companies for international initiatives. Under this component, funding will be available to help implement international export plans, which include promotional and market development activities

AAFC AgriInnovate Program: Provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Cost Sharing Provincial Program: Strategic initiatives including cost-share funding will support projects in the following key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a focus across all programming: Economic development, environmental stewardship, and assurance and protection. Application deadline: August 28, 2018

Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program: Open funding (up to $500K) for Proof-of-Concept stage projects that will deliver genomics-derived solutions for industry-identified challenges and opportunities within the Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector. AAC & Genome Canada partnership project. Application deadline: Fall 2018

OCC Global Growth Fund Programs: Up to $250K in lifetime support designed to help SMEs increase their access to global markets.

Seed Fund (Application currently closed)
• Email with short description of company and what you are looking for, they will be glad to help in any way they can.

Regional Innovation Centres (Ontario Centres of Excellence): Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses.

Innovation Guelph:
Speed Way Programs
• Fast Lane: Fast Lane is designed for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help identify and develop strategies to overcome challenges to growth. Our team of over 30 Industry Specialists have a wealth of business and entrepreneurial experience and are here to work with you and your team to find solutions. NRC-IRAP funds this program with up to $5K in support that includes a "free" diagnostic worth $2K.
• Gear Up: Hands-on mentoring, education and networking

Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative: Eligible activities are those which increase competitiveness and/or access new markets and/or expand or enhance existing markets. Eligible applicants include commercial greenhouse businesses in Ontario that grow or propagate vegetables,
fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture and as of March 23, 2017 had at least 20,000 sqft of production area.
Application deadline: September 28, 2018


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Other Resources

Breaking the Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol

Research Innovation Commercialization Centre

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Agricultural Biotechnologies Latest News

From Mendel to Markets: Impact of Molecular Technologies on Animal, Plant and Human Genetics - Curriculum for Grades 9-12

Health and Food Safety: The Benefits of Bt-Corn - Food and Drug Law Journal, Volume 61, Number 2, 2006

The Real Dirt on Farming

European Federation of Biotechnology

Transgenic Crops: An Introduction and Resource Guide

40 Facts About Ethanol (video)