Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund


OGI's Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF) is a unique investment fund that is helping to enable the economic impact of outcomes of “omics” and life sciences research projects and technology development. Specifically, it aims to provide early-stage funding as companies (on their own or with academic collaborators) move towards commercial applications and to speed up transfer of products from lab to marketplace. The fund invests up to $100K per project.

Specific Objectives

  • Create economic results from ‘omics and life sciences research;
  • Support scientific entrepreneurs; and
  • Generate returns for future PBDF investments.


August 7, 2014 Official launch
September 29, 2014 Application deadline
October (date TBD) Notice of Initial Assessment
December (date TBD) Notice of Award

To download a copy of the application form click here

Contact the Business Development Team for further information.