The objectives of the Pilot Innovation Fund are to support impactful innovations and to test our approach to fund a diverse set of innovation projects.Status: Open Learn More
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, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), and the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health have joined forces to support BC based research that addresses, and implements solutions for, knowledge gaps around COVID-19 vaccination.Status: Currently not accepting applications Learn More
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)Status: Currently not accepting applications Learn More
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.Status: Currently not accepting applications Learn More
Genome BC is providing a rapid response funding program to invest in promising research and innovation projects with the real potential to address urgent challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Status: Currently not accepting applications Learn More