Protein Industries Canada

On February 15, 2018, Protein Industries Canada (PIC) was named one of the winning supercluster proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Progam. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announced that Protein Industries Canada, along with four other regional finalists, will share in $950 million under the federal program.

PIC is an industry-led alliance of over 120 private-sector companies, academic institutions, and other stakeholders across Western Canada, aimed at fully developing the potential of plant-based proteins from crops such as canola, pulses, grains, hemp, and flax. PIC’s work will focus on improvements and opportunities in four areas: crop breeding, crop production, value-added processing, and export development.

Ag-West Bio played a significant role in developing the PIC proposal. We look forward to working with our partners to make this new, pan-prairie endeavor a success!

Visit the PIC website for more information.