Looking for resources to support your great idea for improving health and healthcare? We are pleased to inform you that Tectonic - in collaboration with healthcare industry associations - is taking over responsibility for on-going delivery of the weekly 3iOntario service to share opportunities to advance health tech innovation. To receive the digest, please email info@tectoniconline.com.

You may also wish to consider on-going opportunities (e.g. see the list of venture capital, information, and other resources curated by MaRS for consumer digital health and the federal government's Concierge Service or Innovation Canada Digital Platform), as well as to consult sites that track opportunities that are not specific to the health sector (e.g. Ministry of Research, Innovation, and ScienceCanada Business OntarioInvest in OntarioCommercialization Programs and Funding from MaRSSoshent; and Strategic Innovation Fund. Other opportunities include:

  • Invitation to Propose Innovation Validation Tests via the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) for health technology innovation in the province's academic hospitals

  • Global Innovation, Canadian Trade Commissioners Service, Government of Canada: Supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology through collaborative international R&D. Pays up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000 for approved projects.

  • Voucher for Innovation and Productivity
    Ontario Centres of Excellence with Business Development Bank of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the National Research Council (NRC) ~ on-going
    Supports partnerships between Ontario companies and post-secondary institutions focused on knowledge mobilization, commercialization and increased productivity with significant economic impact for Ontario.

  • BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Capital Fund
    Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) ~ on-going
    Investing $200 million in “supporting women-led tech firms at the seed, series A and series B stages. It invests directly alongside accelerator partners, investors and other corporate venture partners, as part of a syndicate or as a lead investor, and indirectly in other funds. The WIT fund also supports and develops emerging women investors and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) considering entrepreneurship.”


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