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Ontario Genomics BioCreate Program

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The multi-phase BioCreate program will include direct, non-repayable funding of $150,000 that will be matched by an additional $100,000 (minimum) from participating companies to a total project size of $250,000 or more.


  • DeGroote School of Business
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

January 4, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

January 18, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Deadline to submit intake form - December 15, 2022


Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate program is open to small- and medium-sized enterprises (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 help companies bring new products and technologies to market.

Program Highlights:

  • Funded companies will have access to 18-months of intensive?business mentorship?and access to?critical infrastructure?provided by Ontario Genomics’ strategic sectoral and regional partnerships.
  • Each cohort will conclude with an investor showcase, giving the companies an opportunity to pitch to investors and potential partners.


Additional Details.


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.