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.

Other Programs and Opportunities

Embracing Diversity to Achieve Precision and Increase Health Equity aims to inspire a paradigm shift in health research whereby biological, behavioural, social and environmental diversity and structural determinants of health are considered and integrated.

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Genome BC Programs

GeneSolve supports projects providing solutions challenges from users across industry sectors. This user driven program is unique in that it encourages a collaborative research approach between industry users and academia.

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Genome BC Programs

As part of its innovation mandate, Genome BC is launching the Genomics Innovation Fund (GIF) to support the advancement of innovation projects in BC.

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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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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 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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Genome Canada Programs

The Genomic Monitoring of Pathogens in Water (GeMPaW) initiative is a $10 million Genome Canada investment aimed at helping Canada defend its population, wildlife and environment from major threats posed […]

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