Grow your Synthetic Biology startup at Forest City SYNBI0.


There’s no such thing as business as usual, when the world looks more unusual every day. We need companies like yours poised to harness the potential of entirely new tools to build entirely new solutions.

Those tools are breakthroughs in synthetic biology, and with them we can feed, heal and fuel a sustainable future in ways the world has never seen.

Bring your idea to life


Forest City SynBio is officially opening its application to innovators and startups from around the world.  

Here in Canada’s epicentre of agricultural, food, and manufacturing industries your company will benefit from London, Ontario’s booming entrepreneurial community and life-science powered business ecosystem.  

Forest City SynBio is located in The Grove: a 100,000ft² agri-food and tech business centre operated by the Western Fair District — an agricultural society as old as Canada itself. 

Forest City SynBio provides a one-stop-shop for early-stage synbio startups with access to the resources, tools, test markets and talent pools they need to succeed. 


It takes a village to build a business. Our startups will also receive professional services from our partnered providers, including:   












Business training and coaching  

Industry and market research consulting

Product development and scale-up consulting

Legal and IP services

Sustainability consulting

Grant writing support

Full-suite marketing services


Access to biomass suppliers

Regulatory compliance consulting

Financial advising and accounting

Human resources and talent pipeline

Forest City SynBio can help take the technical and business risk out of

your synbio venture. We help support development and commercialization of your products and ideas through: 








7,000+ ft² facilities including BSL1 & BSL2 workstations,

offices, and co-working spaces  

Up to $200K cash in seed funding and $50K more in-kind

4 months of intensive mentorship, training, and technical


A comprehensive suite of software tools for growing

and managing your company 

A community of peers to grow with and learn from

Access to test markets, including local businesses,
and early adopters like the City of London  


Access to a broad network of investors, partners, service

providers, suppliers  

Continued access to our lab until you outgrow it 

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FCSB is now accepting
STARTUPS for our fIRST cohort!

The first cohort will join us in our brand new 7,000+ ft² lab and co-working facility located in London, ON. *

Sign up for our e-mail list or check this page for updates on our 2nd round of applications. 

We are looking for scientists and entrepreneurs who are ready to solve the world's biggest problems using biology. Sound like you? Apply today!

*Dates & lab access to be determined due to COVID & lab construction.