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Protein Industries Canada and Innovate UK Announce Joint Call for Plant-Based Food and Ingredient R&D Projects

The bilateral partnership between Protein Industries Canada, one of Canada’s five Global Innovation Clusters, and Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, is taking another step forward with a $20 million CDN joint call for collaborative R&D projects. The joint call will support the advancement of plant-based foods and ingredients, helping meet the growing global demand for diverse protein options.

The call builds on previous cooperation between the countries, including a June 2023 meeting between Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne, and UK Science Minister George Freeman. During that meeting the countries agreed to deeper collaboration in the areas of science and innovation, with a focus on plant-based food and ingredients.

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