Génome Québec annonces an Investment of $4.5 M through the new public-private partnership program for Genomics solutions in Heath

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Monday June 21, 2021

Génome Québec annonces an Investment of $4.5 M through the new public-private partnership program for Genomics solutions in Heath

A WINNING FORMULA FOR 12 RESEARCH TEAMS



Génome Québec is proud to announce today the 12 research teams from four Québec universities who have been awarded major funding in genomics. The funding is part of the new Genomics Integration Program – Human Health.

 

As a way of boosting the competitiveness of Québec SMEs and attracting new investment to the province, Génome Québec has recently introduced a powerful measure aimed at building new bridges between the private sector and researchers working on genomics health solutions. The program offers co-funding ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, with equal or greater participation from partners. This first round focuses on partnerships between academic researchers and users capable of implementing or commercializing research results in order to bring technology to maturity. The initiative is also meant to serve as a lever to access larger-scale funding. The program is highly relevant given that many companies in the health sector (SMEs, start-ups) have difficulty obtaining seed funding, thus hindering their ability to develop proofs of concepts.

 

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