Organizer : GQ


This funding opportunity aims to facilitate collaboration between users and academic researchers to develop innovative solutions that will meet the needs of the human health sector.

The funds must be used to establish a proof of concept that can be implemented or commercialized by the user partner at the end of the project or leveraged to secure subsequent funding for implementation and/or commercialization.


  • Teams must be composed of at least:
    • One researcher affiliated with a public research institution in Quebec (university, college, or an institution with a research mandate). The researcher may only submit one application per program cycle as the academic project leader.
    • One non-academic partner responsible for the implementation or commercialization of the results. Eligible non-academic organizations include companies (Quebec, Canadian or international), industrial consortia, non-profit organizations, hospitals, and government organizations (federal, provincial, municipal).
  • Projects must be related to human health and address a clearly identified need of the non-academic partner.
  • Projects must take place in Quebec to establish a proof of concept. They must include an aspect of an omic or a multiomic science such as genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics or bioinformatics.
  • Non-academic partners must demonstrate their capacity to use, implement or commercialize the project results.
  • Teams must provide co-funding to at least match Génome Québec funds (1:1), from sources other than the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie of Quebec (MEIE). In-kind contributions are accepted if they are in Quebec.

More details on the eligibility criteria are available in the Request for Applications.


The full application must be sent by email to before May 15th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).


  • Grant from Génome Québec: between $50,000 and $200,000 per project. Génome Québec funds can only be disbursed to the academic partner.
  • Co-funding required: at least 50% from project partners. In-kind contributions are accepted if they are in Quebec.
  • Total Budget: $100,000 to $200,000, or more per project
  • Duration: minimum 6 months, maximum 24 months


Please feel free to contact us via email at For specific queries, you may also reach out to Arnaud Cheuk, Manager of Partnership Development at