- Utilize plant-based proteins from scalable crops in the Canadian and UK food and feed supply chains, such as:
- Field peas, lentils, canola, beans, oats, lupin.
- Innovations combining high-protein crops with other plant-based proteins, like potato and hemp.
- Enhancements for plant-based products, including those derived from cellular or acellular fermentation.
Your proposal should center on one/more of the following:
- Ingredients: Development, scaling, and optimization of plant-based ingredients.
- Products: Conversion of high-protein crops into consumption-ready items.
- Value & Quality: Enhance nutritional quality, acceptability, sustainability, and safety.
- Animal Feed & Pet Food: Innovations in plant-based feeds.
- Co-product Stream Management: Value addition to by-products from processing crops for plant-based production.
- EoI (this competition): No funding available at this stage.
- Full Stage Application (FSA): Successful EoI applicants will be invited. Grant funding requests should not exceed £1.5 million for the full stage UK application.
Desire to fund a diverse range of projects across different technologies, markets, and research areas.
Feasibility projects, industrial research, and experimental development projects will be funded.
Projects will not be funded if they:
- Solely focus on non-plant-based protein production, e.g., cellular meat.
- Involve collaborations with less than three businesses.
- Don't meet criteria set by Innovate UK and PIC.
- Depend on export performance or domestic inputs usage.