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Genomic Applications Partnership Program Competition Announcement

July 8, 2021

Genomic Applications Partnership Program – intake notice

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits, and other end users of genomics knowledge and/or technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and end user organizations, and co-funded by the end users and impacted stakeholders. Successful GAPP projects have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

What is a GAPP project?

A GAPP project develops or applies a genomics-derived or genomics-enabled solution (i.e. tool, product, process) to an opportunity or challenge clearly defined by the end user.

What is not a GAPP project?

Discovery research, commercial launches, projects led by industry with an academic in a supporting or service role, projects, or project components (for example, certain types of clinical trials) that would typically fall within an end user’s responsibility.

Process

The GAPP takes project teams through a stage-gate process with decision points at every stage. Intake begins with an Expression of Interest and, if successful, the project team (academic and end user team) will be invited to a Pitch session. If successful at the Pitch, the team will be invited to submit a Supplementary Proposal. The GAPP is highly competitive.

If you have a project you are interested in bringing forward for a GAPP application, please direct enquiries to lmascarenhas@genomeprairie.ca.

 

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