Science and Technical Industry Program

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What is STIP?

Pulse Canada’s Science and Technical Industry Program (STIP) provides a collaborative forum for pulse industry stakeholders to prioritize and develop downstream public-good or pre-competitive research projects critical for the success and growth of the broader category of pulses and pulse ingredients.

This includes projects too large in scope and/or cost for any one company or stakeholder group to tackle on their own, projects that benefit to the whole sector with no proprietary or competitive advantage to an individual company, and projects that would benefit from credible, collaborative, unbiased approach.

STIP provides an avenue for members of the Canadian pulse value chain to co-invest, guide and shape pre-competitive and shared priority projects, significantly leverage individual funding contributions, and get front row and early access to project results.

Areas of Focus

STIP currently has 5 areas of interest, with 3 established committees for developing collaborative, pre-competitive projects:

  • Improving Sensory Properties (launched)

  • Industry Methods & Standards (launched)

  • By-Product Utilization (launched)

  • Nutrition & Digestibility

  • Supply Chain Sustainability

2023 STIP Recap

See what was accomplished by STIP members in 2023.

How to Join

Any Pulse Canada member, including individual companies who are members or partners of the Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Trade Association (CPSC), has an exclusive invitation to join any of the 5 technical committees for a minimum of $10,000 CAD contribution per committee.

Each contributing CPSC member company can designate one representative per technical committee to participate in meetings, where they will have the opportunity to provide input on priorities and contribute to the development of projects.

Learn more about STIP in the program overview below or contact to join today.
  • STIP Overview
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    Science and Technical Industry Program Overview