Medical Sciences Proof of Principle (MSc PoP) Program

MSCPOPOntario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is seeking applications for a program that supports early-stage, ground-breaking medical science research projects. Under the Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program, applicants are eligible for up to $70,000 for commercialization activities. New industry matching cash contributions are required.

The MSc PoP program helps commercialize intellectual property (IP) related to promising life sciences and medical technology developed at Ontario publicly funded academic research institutions (universities, colleges, and research hospitals). The goal is to deliver economic benefits to Ontario, including sales and jobs, through newly created Ontario-based companies founded on this IP, or by licensing the IP to an existing Ontario-based company.

OCE is accepting applications until February 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Potential applicants should see OCE’s website for full details about the MSc PoP program  before applying.

For assistance with preparation of applications, please contact your OCE Business Development Manager.

Please Note: For MaRS Innovation Member Institutions, the program is brought to you through an OCE and MaRS Innovation partnership. Applications must be submitted to Jackie Terry, Program Administrator at MaRS Innovation will formally submit applications on behalf of their member institutions and the start-up companies through OCE’s online application system.

For MaRS Innovation Member Institutions, please direct all inquiries to Jackie Terry at

For program inquiries including general inquiries about eligibility, funding, timelines, and application process, please contact the OCE Application Support Team at or (416) 861-1092 x2400.

For further questions, please contact Sam Saad, Program Manager, at or (416) 861-1092 x1097.


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