Centre wins genomics competition

The International Centre for Health Innovation at the Richard Ivey School of Business was named one of three winners of Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics Program Competition. The centre’s successful proposal – Accelerating Genomic Innovation in Life-Science Enterprises (AGILE) – will receive a total of $243,000 in funding over three years from the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and the Lead Genome Centre.

The proposal leverages Ivey’s Leaders in Innovation program which aligns with the aim of this competition to support initiatives to educate the genomics research community on translating their innovations into marketable technologies, systems and processes that can be adopted by the health system.

Leaders in Innovation will educate genomic researchers about the health care system, business principles for commercialization and adoption of their inventions through a series of programs.