TRANSFORM HF and the Translational Biology & Engineering Program’s ECHO Discovery program is back for a second year! This free, virtual foundational education program has been designed to explore ideation, research translation, and commercialization within the cardiovascular health space.

ECHO Discovery aims to:

  • Provide fundamental ideation, entrepreneurship, and research translation skills through theoretical and experiential training;
  • Connect and support a diverse and multi-sector network of early-career entrepreneurs and researchers, mentors, and key opinion leaders;
  • Guide exploration of career advancement within the cardiovascular space;
  • Ignite start-up formation.

Who is it for?

ECHO Discovery is for those who are interested in exploring entrepreneurship within the cardiovascular health sector but have limited understanding of how to proceed, and are:

  •  Fourth-year undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in a Canadian university
  • Post-doctoral and clinical fellows affiliated with any Canadian institution

No ideas, start-ups, or previous experience are required to participate!

Important Dates:

·         Call for applications: October 16, 2023 

·         Application deadline: November 27, 2023

·         Notification of program acceptance: December 2023 

·         Program orientation: January 2024

·         Program elements: January – June 2024

For more information and to apply to the program, visit the ECHO Discovery webpage.