Food innovation hub will create a network

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A $1.9 million federal investment will support the development of a digital food innovation hub.

The Canadian Food Innovation Network will develop the hub to enhance connectivity among players in Canada’s food innovation ecosystem.

The project aims to bring together the components of Canada’s food ecosystem into an interactive online community, through the development and use of digital technology.

The digital food innovation hub will be available around the clock for businesses to access one-on-one mentorship as well as knowledge, research and innovation resources. A key component of this tool will be the role it plays in helping to identify and match entrepreneurs with technical expertise and partnerships to help spur growth. It will also serve as a collaboration space to share best practices and opportunities among the ecosystem.

Launched in 2021, the Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to help grow Canada’s economy by catalyzing innovation in the food sector.