Current Funding Opportunities

Genome BC invests in research that aligns with the needs of areas of strategic importance to British Columbia such as health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment.

By working collaboratively with government, academia and industry, Genome BC’s goal is to translate the excellent research carried out in universities into applications that will ultimately generate social and economic benefits for BC and Canada.

Genome BC’s co-funding approach to research investment follows neither a government-only “granting council” model, nor an industry-only “portfolio management” approach. It is a unique approach that relies on collaborative research agreements and commitments to milestones and outputs, a model perhaps best described as “contract” research. It is important to note that discovery science is an engine that drives future developments in genomics and Genome BC funds research across the research continuum from discovery through application through translation.

Genome Canada Programs

Genome Canada has launched new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative. A distinguishing feature of the Initiative is that it will fund a portfolio of interdisciplinary projects and helps coordinate and connect their efforts with cross-cutting programs for knowledge mobilization, data coordination and implementation across Canada. This portfolio approach allows benefits from one solution to […]

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Genome BC Programs

The Societal Issues Competition recognizes the need for research projects that identify and study the societal issues that emerge from genomics based innovations. This intake focuses on adoption of genomic tools in Pacific salmon fisheries.

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Genome BC Programs

Genome BC and Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF) have partnered to develop the Genomic Innovation for Regenerative Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (GIRAFF) Program to co-invest in projects that will provide genomic solutions to support the BC agriculture, food, and fisheries sectors in addressing climate change.

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Genome Canada Programs

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada’s strategic plan towards funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing users of genomics based technologies.

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Other Programs and Opportunities

Genomics has progressed to a point where research discoveries are providing tangible utility with application in the real world — commercialization is feasible. As part of our commitment to drive commercialization and translation Genome BC supports entrepreneurships and the acceleration of emerging companies in the life sciences through our partnership.

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Genome BC Programs

Does your company have a clear pathway to commercialization for an innovative life science technology? Learn more about Genome BC's I² program that provides early stage commercialization support for companies developing BC-based technologies.

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