AAC Call for Proposals - Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies R&D Initiative


Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC)


Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies R&D Initiative

For More Information

For more information on the call please see the AAC website:

Application Information


The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is issuing the $1 million Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies (GRET) R&D Initiative call for proposals to support innovative research and development projects that focus on renewable energy technologies for the Ontario greenhouse sector. The projects results should benefit commercial greenhouse businesses that grow or propagate vegetables, fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture.

The objective of this initiative is to test renewable energy technologies with a potential for future integration into greenhouse production in Ontario and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the sector. The initiative will also identify and evaluate technologies for feasibility within a greenhouse production system, promoting innovation to develop more clean-technology processes and products.


Eligible applicants include any organization/company/research institution involved in a project benefiting the greenhouse sector in Ontario.

Funding Availability

The following are general guidelines for funding assistance:

•    GRET funding requests between $250,000 to $400,000 for pilot-scale demonstration projects and $50,000 to $100,000 for feasibility studies are encouraged. Higher levels of funding may be provided when projects involve partnerships of two or more organizations and result in significant benefits back to the greenhouse sector in Ontario;

•   Funding up to 100% of total project costs if the project is led by a not-for-profit organization/research institution;

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

September 7, 2017 - September 30, 2019


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline
External Deadline

Researcher will be responsible for submitting their application form and budget directly to the sponsor.

How to Apply

Please submit all documents outlined in the application checklist to info@adaptcouncil.ca by July 13, 2017 at 4:30pm.

For Questions, please contact

AAC Contact
Cassandra Chornoboy
Program Communications Coordinator, AAC
Email: cchornoboy@adaptcouncil.org
Tel: (519) 822-7554 ext 664

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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