Genome BC aims to support the application and translation of genomics research into practical applications that provide innovative and effective solutions to challenges, which may lead to enhanced competitiveness and sustainability across the key sectors. With this vision, Genome BC created GeneSolve, a funding program that co-invests with Sector Partner organizations to apply genomics for solving sector challenges.
The overarching objective of GeneSolve is to facilitate adoption of genomics across key BC sectors, such as health, forestry, agriculture & agrifood, fisheries & aquaculture, mining, energy and the environment. The goals of the program are to:
- enable genomics derived and genomics enabled solutions to sector challenges;
- support applied and translational research that can address societal and/or economic challenges in BC and beyond.
Strategically positioned within Genome BC’s programmatic offerings to fund genomics research and innovation, it is anticipated that partnerships supported through GeneSolve will lead to opportunities for implementation, translation or commercialization of the project outcomes. GeneSolve projects may lead to follow-on project opportunities funded by Genome Canada, Genome BC or other organizations and agencies.