SOPHIE (Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem) enables life science entrepreneurs to leverage up to $100,000 in matching funds to work directly with an academic or hospital partner in the Hamilton, Ontario ecosystem. 

Innovators will also receive advisory services and testing capabilities from experts in the healthcare field to acquire clinical and research expertise, evidence, or data to develop and commercialize your life science products and solutions.

Apply to the SOPHIE program to embark on a collaborative project that grants you access to clinical and research expertise, as well as evidence that supports the commercialization of your innovation.

Learn more and apply to SOPHIE



Quick Facts

  • Access world-class researchers, clinicians and facilities
  • Accelerate your product commercialization timelines
  • Receive advisory services
  • Access up to $100,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  • Incorporated, private life science companies based in Ontario
  • Companies commercializing innovation with a clear clinical application