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 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

The goal of the Sector Innovation Program is to support projects that will address the needs of each key sector and have the potential to generate social, environmental and economic benefits for British Columbia in the future.

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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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Genome BC Programs

The goal of the Sector Innovation Program is to support projects that will address the needs of each key sector and have the potential to generate social, environmental and economic benefits for British Columbia in the future.

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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 round of the competition focuses on projects that are relevant to at least one of the Agrifood and Natural Resources sectors. (forestry, agrifood, fisheries/aquaculture, energy, mining or environment)

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