King, D.J., President and CEO
GENESIS Group Inc. is a separately incorporated entity of Memorial University of Newfoundland and is governed by a board of directors representing industry, academia, and government. It serves the whole university community and facilitates the linkage to the business community. Genesis Research, as its primary goal, identifies and commercializes promising technologies arising from research at the University. Areas of expertise include Biotechnology and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Information Technology and Communications. Key industrial sectors include the mining and oil and gas industries. In addition to its central role of transferring technology to the private sector, the research group assists the province's small and medium-size businesses to access the vast physical and human resources of the University. Genesis Research focuses on new technologies, processes, and services and seeks to enhance, improve, and/or diversify an existing industry's capability. The Genesis Centre is a support network to help knowledge-based businesses/entrepreneurs create high-growth enterprises. The Centre mobilizes the province's business community and a network of world class mentors to help the entrepreneurs develop comprehensive business plans, raise equity capital and secure global market access. Genesis Bio-labs is a wet lab facility to support start-ups in the biotechnology sector. Genesis Innovation Works, located in the Inco Innovation Centre, is a prototype development centre and an on-campus collaborative research facility for university/industry partnership initiatives.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Genesis Group Inc. by telephone at (709) 737-4527, or through the website at www.genesis.mun.ca.