April 20, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Successfully Taking Technologies to Market in Healthcare
This one-day workshop will provide an output of a business plan framework.
Navigating the traditional “big five” hurdles:
Protecting your invention
Market assessment and revenue strategies both standard of care (reimbursement) and retail
Initial funding for your company
Regulatory approval in various geographies
Clinical and retail adoption
Entrepreneurs, students, researchers, clinician-inventors, engineers, medical/hospital, industry and government professionals are invited to attend a day of informative and interactive sessions. We will explore a range of issues in going from clinical unmet need to clinical standard of care and retail environment.
Attendees will learn how to position their company to take advantage of recent ‘shifts’ like healthIT workflow savings, vendor value chain, and Big Box retail in the healthcare industry, as well as successfully attracting big capital and commercial players in this arena.
April 27, 2015 – Toronto, ON – Discovery 2015
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 2,600 attendees and more than 420 exhibitors in 2014, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
June 11, 2015 – Toronto, ON – Creative Catalyst: Symposium on Art and Social Innovation
Creative Catalyst is a symposium that brings together Canadian artists, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation.
In the face of "wicked" social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are at the forefront of communicating social change, using artistic expression and creative practice to open up a space for critical reflection, dialogue, and idea generation.
Tickets to Creative Catalyst include an opening night reception on June 11th featuring keynote speaker, noted Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The symposium will also premier a documentary on the topic of the role of art and social innovation, and exhibit an interactive art installation by Madeleine Co. and the Bodhi Collective.
Early bird tickets are available until March 30, 2015
Early Bird Students/Artists: $25
Early Bird Regular: $75