Seafood Accelerator Program: Technical Obstacles Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Technical Obstacles Program assists companies with seafood value-added products already in the marketplace, or those ready to go to market, with a technical issue that is keeping or prohibiting a product from entering a new market or limiting its current market success.


Comments on Funding:

Funding contribution available is based on scope and deliverables of the project.
Projects are cost-shared to a maximum of 50/50 with applicants.
Applicants must pay a percentage of their contribution for the project to begin, depending on total project costs.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • have a head office and licensed seafood processing facility in Nova Scotia,
  • demonstrate they are meeting the current federal and provincial inspection, regulation and licensing requirements,
  • have controls in place to ensure the product is handled properly during processing and results in a final product that is not tainted, decomposed, or unwholesome,
  • not be in contravention of provincial or federal laws related to the fishery,
  • have seafood value-added products already in the marketplace, or those ready to go to market, with a technical issue that is keeping or prohibiting a product from entering a new market or limiting its current market success.
    Special consideration will be given to participants utilizing seafood waste or by-product in their product.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. submit the completed Technical Obstacle application online or by email at seafood@perennia.ca,

2. provide further information if required,

3. be able to provide a down payment before work begins.

Scheduling of the project may begin immediately upon application approval with a signed quote and project plan.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. is a provincial development agency with the mission to help farmers, fishermen and food processors be more prosperous and profitable. It is Nova Scotia’s only technical development agency focused solely on the food sector and maximizing its value.
This program is funded under the provincial Building for Tomorrow Fund and is available until March 31, 2023. Intake is ongoing while funds are available. Projects must be completed by March 31 in the year they are approved, so early application is recommended.

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