Member Spotlight: Genome BC

December 19, 2018

GenomeBC leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors. These include health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment. A non-profit organization and founding member of the Digital Technology Supercluster, Genome BC facilitates the integration of genomics in to society and sees genome sciences as revolutionizing many aspects of our lives while providing solutions to humankind’s challenges.

Genome BC’s mission is to lead academia, government and industry to develop a world-class genome sciences region that will deliver social and economic benefits to British Columbia, Canada and beyond, through:

·       Excellent projects and technology platforms,
·       Innovative applications for the life sciences cluster,
·       Strategic international collaborations, and
·       Proactive leadership in exploring societal impacts of genome sciences.

GenomeBC’s major investors are the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada. This funding is complemented by partnerships with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy.

“We are very proud to be part of the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster, and to cooperate and invest in transformative projects alongside outstanding ecosystem partners,” says Dr. Pascal Spothelfer, President and CEO of Genome BC. “We are all working together to translate innovation to action through the application of digital technologies in precision health, natural resources and advanced manufacturing to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”

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