Food & Beverage Atlantic, in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is managing an Expert Implementation Fund Pilot Program.
The Expert Implementation Fund is intended to help food and beverage producers and manufacturers identify and leverage support from an industry expert(s) in effort to overcome operational barriers through the implementation of quick, impactful solutions focused on continued growth.
This fund will support the implementation of small projects in various streams such as, but not limited to, finance/accounting (integration of programs for retailers), product innovation (market research, value-added products, product development, recipe formulation, shelf-life study, identifying co-packers, identifying ingredients, etc.), packaging, marketing (branding for export, etc.), and food safety procedures.
To apply for the program, applicants must fill in the intake form found here. The applications will be reviewed by an industry expert and an interview call will be scheduled. Once the application is approved companies may choose an expert to work with to solve their issue or challenge. The Expert Implementation Fund will cover 75% of the expert consultant’s fee, up to $4500. The contribution will be made in the form of reimbursement. Participating companies will be required to complete a survey and an expense form submitted with receipts.
This program is available to food or beverage processing or manufacturing companies in Atlantic Canada.
PLEASE APPLY BELOW:
FBA Expert Implementation Confidential Intake Questionnaire
- The information gathered in this application will only be used by Food & Beverage Atlantic and the contracted Consulting team for the purpose of evaluating the application and assigning the proper resources to support the applicant. This information will not be shared