Food In Canada

Protein Industries Canada accepting new AI project applications

By Food in Canada Staff   

Technology Plant-based foods Artificial Intelligence Editor pick Protein Industries Canada

As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) grows within Canada’s plant-based food, feed and ingredients sector, so does the need for support in its adoption and use. In an effort to further build this support, Protein Industries Canada (PIC) opens another round of Expressions of Interest for its Artificial Intelligence Program.

Launched in September 2022, PIC’s Artificial Intelligence Program is focused on working with agri-food companies across the country to support them in developing AI technology for use in their businesses. The program’s first round of applications saw a steady flow of intake, and projects are currently under review for approval.

“Artificial intelligence technology has the potential to make our sector more efficient and more sustainable,” said PIC CEO Bill Greuel. “As companies across Canada look toward how they can incorporate new forms of this valuable technology into their toolkits, it’s important they have the knowledge, skills and support in place that helps them adopt and implement it properly. Our Artificial Intelligence Program is one way of helping make that happen.”

Protein Industries Canada expects the sector’s interest in utilizing AI to grow. With the proper data strategies and partners in place, companies can use AI to address challenges related to ingredient development, process optimization and recipe formulation.

PIC will close this latest round of program intakes on February 15, 2023. For information regarding how to apply to the program, visit


Print this page


Stories continue below