OBIO® is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization engaged in the development of an integrated health innovation economy for Ontario - an economy that will become a global leader in providing health technology products and services to the international marketplace. OBIO advances this goal through advocacy, promotion and strategic leadership and via collaborative partnerships with industry, academia, patients and government.
OBIO created Ontario Bioscience Economic Strategy Team (OBEST®) as a call to action. OBEST is an Ontario-wide mobilization of stakeholders and their organizations, including entrepreneurs, representatives of small, medium and multinational enterprises, finance specialists, investors, researchers, educators, consultants, government representatives, attorneys, accountants, patient organizations and health care professionals. These individuals represent a powerful and motivated resource, well positioned to bolster Ontario’s human health technology and bioscience sector, with the creation of jobs, improved health outcomes and prosperity for Ontarians.
Policy and Advocacy
OBIO is engaged in policy and government relations activities at the provincial and federal levels, to enable the successful development and commercialization of bioscience and human health technologies. Add your voice as we communicate and promote the best interests of our members.
Professional Development and Networking
Collaboration and partnership opportunities provided by OBIO and our partners build Ontario’s success as one of the leading life science jurisdictions in Canada. Stakeholders are brought together at roundtables, workshops and dinners to discuss relevant business issues, mentor peers, and make new connections.
Access to Capital
Now in its third year, the OBIO® CAAP™ program connects entrepreneurs with investors by coupling a distinctive industry-led coaching and feedback program with an innovative vehicle facilitating entrepreneurial access to potential investors. CAAP is a tailored program for each participating company, provides networking opportunities, investor access and investment potential.
Marketing and Communications
Companies can highlight their latest press releases and post relevant industry news on the OBIO website.
OBIO works with government and industry stakeholders to ensure companies have the resources, services and programs to grow and stay here in Ontario. Together, we can realize OBIO’s vision.
2017 Paid-in-Full Members receive Additional Discount Programs with our Partners
- Edge to Epic Benefits (Valuable discounts)
- TranQool Health Portal
- PR & Communications Services - Howe & Wye
- Professional Development - BioTalent Canada
- News Distribution Services - Business Wire
- Legal Services - Gowlings LLP, Norton Rose LLP
- OBIO Perks
Members can access more details about benefits here (member password required)