Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate program

Receive up to $150,000 in Funding Support.

The Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate program is open to (SMEs) in southern Ontario seeking to commercialize genomics and engineering biology-enabled products and/or technologies in the health, food and agriculture, and cleantech sectors at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4+. BioCreate will provide funding, access to mentorship, and business support to enable companies to raise additional financing to achieve commercial outcomes.

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Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate Program

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Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate Program

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may be eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian or provincially incorporated business;
  • Located in Southern Ontario;
  • 499 or fewer Employees; and
  • Less than $50 million in gross revenue.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate Program

Eligible Activities

To be eligible for BioCreate, a proposal must conform to the following criteria:

  • Include use of genomics or engineering biology technology, or be genomics or engineering biology enabled or enabling;
  • Conduct research and development starting at TRL 4+ and advance to TRL 7+ during the project;
  • Each project must be matched with $100,000 minimum in funding from the company;
  • Total project size of $250,000 or more;
  • The project must be performed in Ontario and awarded funds cannot flow outside of Ontario unless first approved by Ontario Genomics;
  • Funded projects must clearly articulate their plan to attract investment, create jobs, and improve lives in southern Ontario in the near to long-term; and
  • Project should be 18 months in duration.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate Program

Program Deadline

The following are the program’s timelines.

  • Intake Form Deadline December 15, 2022;
  • Applications for Cohort 1 due January 18, 2023;
  • Company pitch to BioCreate Expert Panel – February 2023;
  • Notification of award – February 2023; and
  • Contract executed – March 2023.
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