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Develop New Products or Processes

Stream: Producer

Code:

EMIM-PD-C

Who should apply?

Producers who wish to significantly increase their sales by developing new products or processes.

To apply you must have

  • A Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) Workshop and Action Plan Review within the last five years (or equivalent)
  • A business or marketing plan

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Third-party advisory costs for product and process development activities, which may include:
    • Regulatory review
    • Ingredient, material or packaging sourcing
    • Formulation development
    • Process development
    • Scale-up trials
    • Shelf life determination
    • Testing or analysis to verify and complement development process, including: nutritional, microbial, chemical, allergen or sensory/consumer
    • Product physical testing
    • Packaging-related activities, including testing to ensure compatibility with product
    • Labelling development and design for marketing purposes
    • Labelling development to ensure compliance with regulations
    • Capital expenses and installation or configuration costs related to:
      • Acquiring new processing equipment and technology
      • Retrofitting or modifications of existing processing equipment and technology, and/or software systems in support of the development of new value-added agri-food/ agricultural products (including equipment to package and label products)
    • First-time training of key personnel on new, project-related equipment, technology and processes (e.g., train the trainer) related to value-added agri-food/agricultural products
    • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project, such as contract salaries, benefits and specific per diem fees not including existing staff
    • One-time costs for rental of facilities, processing equipment, or machinery required specifically for the project
    • In-kind contribution of labour and equipment up to a maximum of $2,000 in cost-share

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Capital or equipment costs not necessary to support the processing of a value-added agri-food product or agricultural products
  • Product samples not related to a new product launch or a promotional event (tradeshow)
  • Product samples produced from normal production Retail or food services listing fees
  • Cost of acquiring production or processing quota permits
  • Activities currently being conducted for existing products in existing markets

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $15,000

Required documentation

  • Certificate of completion for a GYFP Workshop and a copy of your GYFP Action Plan
  • A marketing plan based on the specific market development opportunity that will be addressed through the project, that includes:
    • Market research analysis that supports entry into the specific market;
    • Sales targets and assessment of other potential business impacts; and
    • An implementation strategy
  • Quotes or proposals for all activities that will be sourced from third-party suppliers (e.g., consultants), detailing services, outcomes and costs

Merit assessment criteria

  • Extent to which business or marketing plan is fully developed
  • Extent to which sales are increased through project activities
  • Demonstration that relevant business impacts are anticipated and have been quantified
  • Extent to which markets are increased or retained as a result of the project
  • Role of funding in reducing business risk
  • Extent to which project is aligned with program outcomes

 

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Edit date: August 29, 2018

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