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PITCH COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM

The application is due August 23, 2024 at 9am (EDT) to Michael Dorrington,

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, mdorrington@ontariogenomics.ca.

Please visit the Canada SynBio 2024 Pitch Competition page for more information.

Eligibility 

  • Startups must be based in Canada

  • Incorporated on or after January 1, 2020 (pre-incorporation companies are eligible but must incorporate if they’re successful and before receiving any funds)

  • Raised less than $500,000 in funding

  • Products or services being developed must be a synthetic biology/engineering biology technology or enabled by these technologies in any relevant sector (eg. Bioproducts, health, food, agriculture, natural resources, etc.)

  • Companies must have an IP strategy

  • Companies must demonstrate access to lab resources as required

Canada’s population is highly diverse, and effective and authentic diversity and inclusion strategies are essential for Canadian organizations to thrive and achieve their goals. We encourage applications from diverse teams and all equity-deserving groups.

Prize & Terms 

  • Companies will compete for a grand a prize package valued at $18,000

  • The funding is offered as a grant, without any ownership stake in the company or any intellectual property being taken by Ontario Genomics or its partners

  • Periodic reporting on the impact of the funding received will be required

  • Detailed terms will be provided in the funding agreement

General Applicant Information

I confirm the truth of all statements made in this application and agree to all the terms and eligibility requirements as set out above. Typing your name here is the equivalent of your manual signature on this application.  

Application Questions

Describe your company and plan in four pages provided below. Use the following list to create headings and answer all questions:

The application is due August 23, 2023 at 9am (EDT) to Michael Dorrington,

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, mdorrington@ontariogenomics.ca.

Please visit the Canada SynBio 2024 Pitch Competition page for more information.

Thanks for submitting!

This form no longer accepts submissions. For more information please contact Michael Dorrington, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, mdorrington@ontariogenomics.ca

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