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Ontario Genomics Strategic Vision & Framework 2021-2026


Unlocking Ontario’s Bio-Potential

We live in unprecedented times. That is why Ontario Genomics’ vision endeavours to find solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, food insecurity, and acute and chronic disease. These concerns will increasingly impact the health and well-being of Ontario’s people and economy.

Our Strategic Vision is a product of engaging with nearly 200 stakeholders from across Ontario, Canada and the world. Together we envision genomics and engineering biology enabling a global technology disruption poised to address these challenges for a healthier future for all.

Over the next five years, Ontario Genomics will leverage its unique position to help Ontario fully capitalize on the health, economic and environmental benefits in a genomics- and engineering biology- enabled world and catapult the province to national and international leadership in the global bio-revolution.

We believe that agility, efficiency, multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral thinking, and deep genomics and engineering biology expertise are at the heart of a thriving biotechnology ecosystem. By breaking down siloes, driving policy modernization, and meeting market demands our Strategic Vision aspires to nurture Ontario’s competitive and innovative advantage for generations to come.

Building a world-class, mission-driven one health genomics and engineering biology innovation ecosystem in Ontario to accelerate the collective achievement of beneficial outcomes. Driving applied research, development, and commercialization of made-in-Ontario genomics- and engineering biology-based innovations to create new jobs, companies, and business outcomes. Developing talent for trans-disciplinary jobs that integrates diverse and multidisciplinary scientific expertise with market-focused business acumen. Engaging with key communities to drive adoption of genomics-based solutions and empowering people with an understanding of the positive impact of genomics and engineering biology in their everyday lives.

Learn more about our Strategic Vision here

Turning crisis into opportunity: a Canadian-made bio-revolution (The Hill Times)

Canada has a second chance to build a comprehensive biotech ecosystem as new domestic investment funds and foreign investors take notice of our industry.

By Bettina Hamelin, Ontario Genomics, President and CEO

Twenty years after the Human Genome Project, we have made significant strides in understanding what “genomics” can do to transform health care. Today, genomics pave the way for a bio-revolution that reaches far beyond human health into crop optimization, food production, and the sustainable manufacturing of products using yeasts and microbes as ‘mini-factories.’
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Read the full Hill Times article here.