ValueUp to $200,000 in startup funding, including a $55,000/year stipend for the Fellow
Life Science Fellowship is a full-time, two-year program that provides experiential learning in research and development (R&D) commercialization/startup creation for life sciences entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurially-inclined candidates with advanced knowledge or experience in the type of R&D to be commercialized – commonly obtained through an advanced degree (Masters or greater).
Candidates must be:
- Legally eligible to work in Canada;
- Able to participate full-time in the Fellowship for two years;
- Reside in Alberta during the Fellowship and maintain a company presence or office at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub.
The project must have a compelling plan for leveraging R&D to a create health-related product or service. A new company must be formed during the Fellowship, with the Fellow as the founding CEO or founding senior-level executive.
- Demonstrate the ability and intent to transfer R&D to the company;
- Have a tangible plan for commercialization above R&D generation and publication;
- Have a focus on digital health and life sciences (healthcare, veterinary medicine, agriculture, and health and wellness);
- Be a project that is not a well-established company. Specifically, projects that have been incorporated and have had substantial business activity before July 1, 2020, are ineligible.
A total of six Fellowships will be awarded – four for digital health, and two life sciences.
- Up to $200,000 in startup funding, including a $55,000/year stipend for the Fellow.
- Professional Development programming to rapidly upskill Fellows on how to navigate the commercialization process and attract more investment.
- Mentorship from Expert Advisors.
- Access to equipped life sciences laboratory space in the Life Sciences Innovation Hub.
Deadline DateSeptember 15, 2020
Contact Name: Jane Desrochers - Innovation Manager of New Ventures or Jim Wilson - Sr. Manager of Talent Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub