Bionova Launches 2016 Bioinnovation Challenge

BioNova, Nova Scotia’s life sciences industry association, created the BIC to help ease the transition from research laboratory to market. The organization said the BIC is more than just a competition: it is a support program to accelerate Atlantic Canadian researchers and life science companies and help them become bona fide businesses. Since its inception in 2011, 38 companies and research groups have competed in the BioInnovation Challenge, each receiving significant training. “We are very excited about this year’s competition,” said Scott Moffitt, managing director of BioNova. “There is a lot of innovation happening in the life sciences in Atlantic Canada and we are on track to be one of the pillars of the new economy, we are definitely a sector to watch out for.” The finalists will pitch at BioPort Atlantic, the annual life sciences industry event, on Oct. 25 and 26. Applications for the competition, which can be found here, close on Aug. 12.