Driving genomics research for Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019, Toronto, Ontario –The Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) is supporting Ontario-focused, industry-academic partnership projects that will positively impact Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, at the Genomics at the Tipping Point Symposium, Bettina Hamelin, President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, announced the eight successful ON-RP3 project teams. Two of the successful…

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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

October 15, 2019

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in…

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Canada SynBio 2019 – Pitch Competition

December 7, 2018

Accelerating Start-ups by Design Canada SynBio 2019 Pitch Competition Program Overview Are you a Canadian-based startup company working to commercialize a synbio-based product or service? We want you to apply to pitch for up to $25,000 in prize money in front of leading investors! Prizes Startup companies will be competing for a first prize of $25,000…

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Ontario Agriculture & Agri-food Sector to benefit from Regional Priorities Partnership Program

October 4, 2018

October 3, 2018, Ontario, Canada – Putting genomics innovations in the hands of those who use them leads to increased competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Today, Ontario Genomics (OG), The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) announced the launch of the Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership program (ON-RP3) – a new, industry-pull funding…

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Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects

July 12, 2018

Genome Canada has launched a national initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health, focusing on a rare disease pilot program as a foundational step. This initiative features three main components: A national rare disease cohort is envisioned to be established through the collection and sequencing of 30,000 samples from rare disease patients and their families. A national…

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Agriculture, Agri-Food & Aquaculture

April 11, 2018

Ontario’s diverse agriculture, agri-food and aquaculture[1] sectors are the focus of three new funding opportunities. All of these new project funding opportunities require partnering researchers together with end-users[2] in their respective sectors. We work directly with researchers, and end-users to: access funding find and connect with the right research and/or end-user partners help develop competitive…

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Funding opportunity: Research Catalyst Network to expedite collaboration between basic and clinician scientists in functional studies of novel rare disease genes

March 28, 2018

Genome Canada has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to launch a funding opportunity to support a national network that will help maintain Canada’s leadership in enabling clinical geneticists who are identifying rare disease gene mutations to collaborate with model organism researchers with expertise in the cognate gene’s function, and to develop…

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Two new rounds of Genomic Applications Partnership Program now open

January 18, 2018

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that two new rounds of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) are now open.
The GAPP funds public-private research collaborations focused on developing genomics-derived technologies that address opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits or other “Receptors” of genomics innovation. The program provides a unique opportunity for Receptor organizations to collaborate with an ’omics researcher, and to leverage their R&D investments with public funding.

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Funding opportunity: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

December 14, 2017

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce the launch of Genome Canada’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition. This competition will fund projects that build tools/ methodologies for analyzing and integrating large ‘genomics’ data sets across all sectors. Total project sizes: $500,000 to $1M (50% co-funding is required).
Key dates: Draft registrations due January 24, 2018 and draft full applications due February 7, 2018 to Ontario Genomics. Full program details including the RFA and registration form can be found at 2017 B/CB Competition

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Low Carbon Innovation Fund

December 5, 2017

Have a great genomics solution for climate change focused on mitigation of emissions? Ontario’s Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) supports proof-of-concept, prototyping and pilot demonstration projects aiming to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The LCIF is accepting Eligibility Assessments until Dec 10th for its Technology Validation Stream supporting proof-of-concept and prototyping.

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