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Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use” (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2). Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of molecular biology, bio-engineering, biomedical engineering, biomanufacturing, molecular engineering, etc.




  • YSpace is York University’s newest community innovation hub located at the heart of Downtown Markham. We help build great companies by connecting them with high-end equipment, access to capital and a network of influencers and entrepreneurs. We are creating a vibrant physical hub that encourages creativity and bridges the gap between large enterprises and startups within the York Region [...]
  • The York Angels Investors are a group of accredited investors with a broad range of professional experience. The focus is on information technology, telecommunications, internet; online applications, enterprise and SaaS software, retail and pharmaceutical.
  • xiVENTURES is a highly engaged boutique venture investment fund focused on select quality technology opportunities. Our passion is investing in early-to-mid-stage tech companies with target investments of $100,00 to $200,000. They are the bridge between Friends and Family and Series A investment.
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  • VG Partners invests in all stages venture capital opportunities within all of the leading private business sectors, including technology, life sciences and traditional industries.
  • VantagePoint Capital Partners makes substantial investments in energy innovation and efficiency, robotics, information technology, Internet, digital media and healthcare companies during all its business cycles.
  • Health Innovation Hub (H2i) was established to create a culture and infrastructure that aligns, connects, serves and facilitates student driven translation of discoveries and ideas into problem-solving designs that impact positively on health matters.
  • TVM Capital Life Sciences is a fund whose mission is to invest in the development of life science products and the growth of companies in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare diagnostics industries. Financial aid is in the form of equity capital.
  • The Peterborough Region Angel Network is a privately driven initiative that brings together individual investors from the area. Peterborough Angels combine their wealth of knowledge and experience to collaborate and invest in early stage growth companies. Particular areas of focus for investment are green technology and life-science.
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