You can’t do this work in a silo. People need to work together and we have a lot of collaboration here in PEI. In this bioscience cluster, talented people with different backgrounds and areas of expertise are teaming up to create an environment where health and wellness innovation and successes are possible.

Dr. Marianna Kulka
Researcher, NRC-INH

PEI’s bioscience community, largely based in and around the capital city of Charlottetown, is anchored by a number of centres of scientific and technical excellence. Connecting early-stage bioscience businesses to facilities such as the National Research Council Canada and the Atlantic Veterinary College, with over 14 Centres of Expertise on the University of Prince Edward Island campus provides them invaluable access to world-class research expertise and specialized equipment required to develop new products for global markets.
Here are some of our Research and Academic Partners. For information on their programs and services, click on the individual links below:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Charlottetown Research & Development CentreBack to Top ^
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. AAFC, along with its portfolio partners, reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.
Atlantic Swine Research Partnership Back to Top ^
APHIN provides information services to producers, processors, practitioners & organizations involved in the agriculture and aquaculture industries.
BIO FOOD TECHBack to Top ^
PEI's BIO FOOD TECH was established in 1987 as the Food Technology Centre to provide technical support to the food processing industry in Prince Edward Island. Since then, BFT has strategically developed its infrastructure and attained recognition as a quality technology provider to many local, regional, national and international clients. They currently provide services to the food and bioprocessing industries from concept to pilot to market through the following three integrated business divisions – Food Technology, Bioscience Technology, and Lab Services.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Back to Top ^
CFIA's plans and priorities link directly to the Government of Canada's priorities for bolstering economic prosperity, strengthening security at the border and of the safety of the food supply, protecting the environment and contributing to the health of Canadians.
Holland College Bioscience Technology Program Back to Top ^
The Bioscience Technology program is a two-year science-based diploma program, designed for people wishing to work as technologists in the biotechnology areas related to pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, environment, food and agriculture.
Holland College, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen Back to Top ^
Located on Canada's east coast, in Prince Edward Island, Canada's Smartest Kitchen offers a full suite of services, from concept development to market entry, for the agrifood, fisheries and functional food sectors by blending our culinary expertise, our advanced technology capabilities and our food science knowledge with our network of businesses, research organizations, academic institutions and government agency partners.
National Research Council Canada - ChartlottetownBack to Top ^
NRC researchers are combining science and nature to improve the health of Canadians. Our researchers are identifying naturally occurring compounds in plant and marine sources and determining how they may be used to prevent and treat human and animal diseases and infections.
University of Prince Edward Island (Atlantic Veterinary College)Back to Top ^
At AVC, we are focussed on fostering innovation and academic excellence. We are dedicated to educating the veterinary medicine and research leaders of tomorrow. We believe by doing this, we can best serve our society and become a world leader in areas in which we are uniquely qualified.
University of Prince Edward Island (Office of Research & Development) Back to Top ^
With annual research expenditures of more than $16.4 million and a growing reputation for research achievement, the University of Prince Edward Island ranks as one of the top ten research-intensive undergraduate universities in Canada. Ultimately, Research@UPEI's goal is to firmly support an innovative research culture throughout campus and to encourage the practice of knowledge translation and utilization in all research endeavours at UPEI.