Advancing Innovative Technologies Program

The Advancing Innovative Technologies initiative supports the adoption of new technologies, processes or specialized equipment. Eligible projects should improve farm and industry competitiveness, productivity and profitability.


Farms and industry associations can apply.

To apply as a farm, you must:

  • have a current Farm Registration
  • be at least 19 years of age
  • report your farming income and expenses and show gross commodity income of at least $30,000

To apply as an industry association, you must:

  • represent identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products
  • be a non-profit organization

For more detailed information about eligibility, read the program guidelines.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: 1 February 2021
Application Due: 1 April 2021
Claim Deadline: 1 March 2022

How to Apply

Complete and submit the Application Form to the Programs & Business Risk Management office.

If you’re new to Department of Agriculture funding programs (since 2018) you must also complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) Form. Returning clients should update their PFR Form if necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program Guidelines, Application Form and Program Funding Registration Forms are available in the “Downloads” section.

Contact Information

Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902 893-6377
Toll-free: 1 866 844-4276
Fax: 902 893-7579


Program Guidelines