Business Development Fund Travel Subsidy

BIOTECanada Business Development Fund

BIOTECanada is pleased to offer a subsidy to support entrepreneurs and small businesses to attend select international events that focus on business to business opportunities.  Specifically, BIOTECanada may cover a portion of travel expenses for a limited number of Canadian businesses attending the following key events.

BIO Europe
November 3-5, 2014

Ag Innovation Showcase
September 8-10, 2014
St. Louis, MO

Biotech Showcase
January 7-9, 2015
San Francisco

BIO CEO & Investor
February 13-14, 2015
New York

BIO Europe Spring
March 15-18, 2015

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this program, please contact Janice Burke at

Program Eligibility:
  1. You must be a small to medium size biotech company
  2. You may not have received a subsidy through BIOTECanada within the previous two years
  3. You will be required to submit a brief report outlining the success of your activity/meetings (no proprietary information will be requested)
  4. You must attend a brief networking opportunity with BIOTECanada

Funds will be made available on a first-come, first serve basis and the program is limited in number of companies per targeted event.


BIOTECanada may subsidize the following costs for one person per company:

  • 50% of economy air fare for a straight flight only (the straight flight route is defined as the route between the traveller's home location and the location of the activity, without any additional stops/legs/destinations - layovers or stops are acceptable when they are for the purpose of securing a more economical price)  (calculated in Canadian funds)*
  • 50% of ground transportation outside of Canada only
  • A per diem maximum of up to $200 per day (towards accommodations, meals and incidentals)

* Please note that BIOTECanada members are eligible for reduced registration rates for many business development and partnering events. Check our website for details or ask us how you can save.

Applying for the subsidy:

  1. Determine for which event you would like to request a subsidy
  2. Email Janice Burke ( to request a subsidy. 
  • Companies presenting at an event will be given priority.
  • Accepted applicants will be notified within 10 days of application request.
  • Report and supporting documentation is due within 10 days of approved event.

If you are interested in learning more please contact Janice Burke

Partnership Program



Biogen Idec