Protein Innovation

Manitoba offers expertise in protein innovation through the following research agencies. These agencies offer a range of services to increase the innovation potential of Manitoba businesses. Services are available in areas such as protein extraction, co-product use, creating ingredients and products in a sustainable manner, and much more.

Manitoba has invested $362,000 in the Food Development Centre for equipment to support protein innovation and commercialization.


The Food Development Centre


Canadian International Grains Institute Centre


Canadian Centre on Agri-Food Research on Health and Medicine


The Richardson Center for Functional Food and Nutraceuticals


Manitoba is home to outstanding academic institutions. These institutions offer a range of expertise, infrastructure and training that can support growth in the protein sector. Manitoba Government is providing the University of Manitoba with up to $100,000 for the development of a new Protein Research Strategy, with the goal of establishing a research chair to advance the protein innovation priorities of the Manitoba Protein Advantage.




Manitoba has invested $300,000 in Assiniboine Community College’s Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins to support labour development for processing.


University of Manitoba


Brandon University


University of Winnipeg


Assiniboine Community College


Red River College

Research in Sustainability

Manitoba strives to grow its agriculture industry in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Manitoba supports a number of programs and activities that encourage the development and implementation of sustainable production and processing of crop and livestock products.

Programs offered are designed to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensities of the plant and animal food products produced, and conserve agricultural ecosystems through profitable and environmentally sustainable management practices.

These programs also support best management practices to increase crop and livestock production efficiencies, while sequestering more carbon into our crop and forage lands.




Programs Supporting Sustainability: