Bringing Innovative Ideas to Life

The BioInnovation Challenge is an Atlantic Canadian business competition to recognize significant commercialization potential in Health and Life Sciences.

We understand that, more than ever, a strong and vibrant economy in our province requires continuous innovation and the creation of new Nova Scotian Health and Life Sciences companies. Early stage companies evolve over time to become major employers in the community and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation – key ingredients for prosperity.

Since its inception in 2011 the BioInnovation Challenge has provided

+300K in grand prize package value to accelerate start-ups

50+ companies and research organizations from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to participate in the program, each receiving significant training to be positioned for business growth

What past participants of the BioInnovation Challenge are saying…

The BioInnovation Challenge (BIC) was created by BioNova, to help ease the transition from research laboratory to market. But BIC is more then just a competition; its a support program to assist Atlantic Canadian researchers and early stage companies in becoming established, viable entities.

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