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Health Economics: Powering Product Strategy for Global Healthcare Systems

OBIO’s ½ day workshop on health economics will include the following topics:

  • The role of payors in healthcare technology adoption in major jurisdictions
  • Understanding, designing and executing trials to show product value
  • Pricing and market access strategies driven by Health Economics

Speakers:

Top US Health Consultants and Representatives from St. Mikes Hospital!

  • Nicholas Anderson, MBA, MA, Director of Market Access at PolarityTE and former Sr. Medical Technology Analyst for the largest healthcare system in the Intermountain West
  • Sandip Shah, MBA, Founder & President of Market Access Solutions, New Jersey, USA
  • Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, MPH, MA, PharmD, Director, Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr. Peter Jüni, MD, FESC, Director, Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital

30-minute 1×1 sessions for companies with selected speakers after the event (2:30-5pm) can be booked with OBIO (limited availability)

Find more information here

H2i’s Pitch Perfect

The Health Innovation Hub is now accepting project proposals for our Pitch Perfect Competition.

This event aims to showcase and support student innovation on health matters.

Submit your innovative idea by Friday Oct 20th for your chance to pitch for 1 of 3 $5000 Student Innovation Fellowships to develop your idea.

Six project proposals will be selected and teams will be given a pitch coach from H2i to perfect their pitch.

Candidates must apply online providing the following:

  • List of other students/faculty involved;
  • Role and Academic affiliation of applicant;
  • Name of potential Faculty Mentor;
  • Project description (up to 400words) including:
    • Project summary;
    • Milestones & goals;
    • Health / Medical need.

The deadline for applications is October 20, 2017.

Pitch Perfect will take place on Wednesday October 25th, 2017 on the first floor of ONramp (100 College St.)

Pitch Competition will be followed by a networking event

Find more information here

Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery QuickFire Challenge

At Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen Research & Development our goal is to improve the health and wellness of people around the world. Artificial intelligence (AI) poses unlimited opportunity for us to make a transformative impact on patients. Whether it be through new drug combinations, improved medical diagnostics, better accuracy in personalized medicine, or many other benefits – AI could save scientists valuable research time and bring new treatments to patients more quickly. To that end, Johnson & Johnson Innovation is looking to award up to $100,000 in grants, one year of JLABS residency & mentorship to the individuals or teams who submit the best ideas, technologies, or solutions that are using artificial intelligence to advance healthcare. Deadline to apply is October 27th, 2017 Learn more

InnovateTO150 Showcase

Are you a student-led start-up or have an innovative idea? 

…then the InnovateTO150 Showcase is for you!

In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the City of Toronto is collaborating with OCAD University, Ryerson University,  University of Toronto,York University, and Universities Canada to showcase the best of Toronto’s next generation of change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

A 1 day showcase, 2 pitch competitions, Friday November 3rd @ DX. Free admission, no exhibition fees.  $50,000 + in CASH & PRIZES!   Open to students & alumni of all ages, from all academic institutions.

Register online

 

 

H2i Client featured on DailyMail – The ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton that can let disabled children walk again

A Canadian startup has developed a device that allows children with disabilities to walk.

A new exoskeleton from Tréxō Robotics consists of robotic legs that can attach to any walker and give kids with Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other immobilizing conditions the chance to escape the bounds of a wheel chair and move on their own.

While similar devices exist for adults, creating an exoskeleton for children came with unique challenges, and this is the first time it’s been done. Continue reading

 

H2i Client in UofT Magazine – How a Verbal Test Can Reveal Your Brain Health

WinterLight Labs analyzes speech for evidence of even mild dementia. All patients need to do is describe a picture

If you’ve ever worried that you or a loved one has cognitive impairment or even Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve likely gone this route: an apprehensive trip to the family doctor; a battery of physical and mental tests; a referral to a specialist several months and many kilometres away; an anxious wait; finally, a stranger in a lab coat coming with more pencil-and-paper tests on spelling, word memorization and math. Continue Reading

Health Commercialization Award

The Health Innovation Hub is now accepting project proposals for the 2017 Health Commercialization Awards.

This event aims to showcase and support student innovation on health matters.

Six student project proposals will be invited to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas on October 25th for 1 of 3 student entrepreneurial fellowships of $5,000 each!

Candidates must apply online providing the following:

  • List of other students/faculty involved;
  • Role and Academic affiliation of applicant;
  • Name of potential Faculty Mentor;
  • Project description (up to 400words) including:
    • Project summary;
    • Milestones & goals;
    • Health / Medical need.

The deadline for applications is October 13, 2017.

Please read the complete guidelines here, before applying

The Pitch competition will take place on October 25th, 2017 room TBA and finalist must attend in order to be considered for the award.  More details on the pitch competition will be made available soon.

A space for startups: U of T’s ONRamp to connect Ontario entrepreneurs

One of the biggest challenges Albert Tai faced when launching a startup was finding the space to do it.

The co-founder of Hypercare, a communication and collaboration app for doctors, recalls bouncing from classroom to coffee shop at the University of Toronto as he and his team looked for places to hold meetings and work on their idea.

But that’s all about to change with Wednesday’s official launch of U of T Entrepreneurship’s new ONRamp facility, a 15,000-square-foot collaboration and co-working space catering to entrepreneurs and their startups.

Located in the Banting building, ONRamp will not only connect entrepreneurs and startups from across U of T’s extensive network of entrepreneurship hubs, but throughout southern Ontario via partnerships with Hamilton’s McMaster University and London’s Western University.  Continue Reading

 

SNG Hawk’s Nest

Sunnybrook Next Generation brings you Hawk’s Nest

November 21, @MaRS Discovery District, 4 medical technology startups will come out and pitch an all-star panel of judges + a room full of 300+ savvy guests.

The pitches will be followed by a tough Q&A from the panel and will be scored across a set of categories.

At the end of the night the winner will be crowned by audience vote. The champ will earn non-dilutive funding to the tune of 50% of the net proceeds from the event, up to a maximum of $50,000! While the rest of the money raised will be donated to the highest priority needs of the Sunnybrook Research Institute.

A lovely reception will precede our Main Event, featuring an open bar and some serious food. We will also be hosting upwards of 25 booths from other Canadian Medical Technology Startups. Find more information here

 

Health to Business Bridge program

H2BB™, or Health to Business Bridge program, connects business talent from graduate level programs across Ontario with health science companies who need interns to help them address key commercialization goals.

The H2BB program matches company needs with business skillsets and sources experienced health industry experts who provide interns with one-to-one mentorship, increasing a company’s ROI.

OBIO has a pool of business-ready talent that we can connect to companies but the best talent moves quickly and there is limited space available. Find more information here