Ontario Genomics: Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program


Value: Up to $500,000 (including partner contributions)
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: Fall 2018 - date TBA

Contact the business development manager below as soon as possible if you intend to apply.


  • Public-private partnership program that will promote the adoption of genomics-based technologies, tools and services within the Ontario AAF sector;
  • Demonstrate to industry in the AAF sector that genomics-based innovations are ready for implementation;
  • Bridge the gap between applied research and implementation.

Key Parameters of the Program:

  • Maximum project size: $500,000;
  • Co-funding: 1/3 investment from Genome Canada, 1/3 investment from Agricultural Adaptation Council and 1/3 of other applicant-identified co-funding;
  • Project Stage: PoC-stage projects with clear implementation plan;
  • Project Term: 3-year funded PoC and implementation within 2 years thereafter.

Project eligibility:

  • Proposals will be sought from the Ontario AAF sector;
  • Proposals must be co-led by an Ontario based company or not-for-profit organization (the “Receptor”) and a researcher at an eligible institution in Ontario;
  • Research supporting the proposal will need to be sufficiently advanced to enable, for example, field trials and/or validation experiments;
  • Utilize a genomic sciences-derived tool, product or process;
  • Address a suggested priority area identified in Genomics for Agriculture & Agri-Food: Ontario’s Strategic Opportunity;
  • Projects must clearly define their implementation plan and timeline appropriate to project deliverables.[1]

Competition Timeline:
Submissions due in Fall 2018. Precise program details and timelines to be published here as soon as they become available.

Program inquiries:
Kelly Hunter, Research and Business Development Manager at khunter@ontariogenomics.ca, 416.673.6562