Coffee break with Ontario Genomics

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 am - 10:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

On Wednesday Oct 10th at 10am come to QNC 1506 to hear Ontario Genomics give information on their upcoming Ontario regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3).

Ontario Genomics (OG) is partnering with the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) to deliver ON-RP3.  This regionally-focused program will be an open funding competition for Proof-of Concept (PoC)-stage projects that will deliver genomics-derived solutions for industry-identified challenges and opportunities within the Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector (AAF). To ensure maximum impact, eligible research topics will be focused on the priority areas identified in the sector strategy report, Genomics for Agriculture & Agri-Food: Ontario’s Strategic Opportunity (available on Ontario Genomics website, here).

The information session will include an overview of the program, and a chance to answer any questions, followed by the opportunity to meet individually with those interested in applying. Alternatively, OG is happy to follow-up individually with those interested applicants that can’t stay after the info session but would like to chat (phone/in-person) at another time. 


  • 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:

The program will launch in September 2018. Submissions due in Fall 2018. Precise program details and timelines will be discussed in more detail.