The Joint Innovation Projects (JIP) program is designed to accelerate innovation in the Alaska mariculture industry by funding applied research and development projects which address barriers to growth in Alaska’s mariculture industry. This program is led by AFDF as part of the Research and Development component of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster. For the program's inaugural year, AFDF is funding 15 projects for a total of $1,273,748. The projects cover five categories: innovations in processing, innovations in bull kelp farming, innovations in mooring systems, boosting oyster growth, and shellfish enhancement. Projects will receive up to $100,000 for up to 18 months starting in August of 2023. Information about individual projects can be found here.
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