Looking for resources to support your great idea for improving health and healthcare? This page lists a range of opportunities available to Ontario innovators and innovation champions, as well as recently published information and thinking related to health innovation. We focus on health technology, including digital health solutions, innovative medical devices, and more. Tectonic’s has taken on a role previously held by the Health Innovation Broker of providing support to what was originally called the “Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist“. Follow @tectoniconline and subscribe to our email digest for regular information updates.

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES (UPDATED 2019/08/14)

These opportunities have been posted since the last weekly Tectonic 3iOntario update. A full list of current opportunities is available below, as are a selection of on-going opportunities available to Ontario’s health innovators and innovation champions.

We primarily source these listings by reviewing research grant opportunity databases/portals; procurement portals; and the websites, newsletters, and twitter feeds of organizations that frequently post relevant opportunities. In some cases, we receive information about potential postings directly or identify them opportunistically. Spot something that we missed? Please share it with others by tweeting @TectonicOnline #3iOntario

RFP        Waypoint 19-08-10 – Delegated Consulting (OCIO) Services

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care requires a firm to provide advisory and fiduciary services and act as a delegated consultant or OCIO for the Hospital.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/30 02:00:00 PM EDT

  

RFP        UWORFPKL-1469 – Supply and Delivery of an Atomic Force Microscope

University of Western Ontario – Proponents to submit Proposals for the supply and delivery of an atomic force microscope.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/27 12:00:00 PM EDT

  

RFSQ     RFSQ-2019-F131 – Vendor of Record for Consultants for Learning and Development

University of Guelph – to prospective proponents to submit non-binding proposals for the provision of Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangements for Consultants for Learning and Development.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/18 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        2019-R044 – Ventilators

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource RFP for the supply of Ventilators including Chronic, Critical Care, MRI Compatible, Neonatal/Paediatric, Neonatal/Paediatric-MRI Compatible and Transport for the Members.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/04 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

NPP       19-154037 – Mental Health and Wellness Platform (19-154037)

Notice of Proposed Procurement issued by Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development (Department Of) for a Mental Health and Wellness Platform.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/23 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Project: tender_11829 – ATC Provincial Surgical Clinical Leads

Ontario Shared Services for Cancer Care Ontario – ATC is currently seeking a Provincial Clinical Lead for specific surgical specialties.

CLOSING DATE: 2019-10-09 05:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Bid #: RFP 2019IS01 Enterprise Resource Planning System

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – CHEO’s Business Automation Project is a request of vendors to provide an Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system that provides functionality as outlined in the RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 10/03/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Bid #: CW557382 Ultrasound Fleet Management

Via PlexxusCLOSING DATE: 08/15/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)            

 

RFP        Bid #: RFP #2019CE02 Point of Care Ultrasound System

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) invitation to qualified proponents to provide a Point of Care Ultrasound System as described in the RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 09/06/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

  

RFEI       Bid #: CW15629 – RFEI OR Wound Closure 2021 – RFEI

Via Mohawk Medbuy – to identify all Suppliers licensed to provide Mohawk Medbuy Members products as outlined in the RFEI.

CLOSING DATE: 08/29/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFEI       Bid #: CW15467- RFEI OR GYN Products 2021 – RFEI

Via Mohawk Medbuy – to identify all Suppliers licensed to provide Mohawk Medbuy Members products as outlined in the RFEI.

CLOSING DATE: 08/29/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

Grant    CIHR Operating Grant: Spread and Scale of Existing CBPHC and eHealth Innovations

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams to develop strategies on how to successfully adapt approaches and/or interventions that are known to improve the health of Canadians to new sites, settings, and/or populations. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $700,000, enough to fund approximately 10 grants.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-15

 

Grant    CIHR Grant: Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS

The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,468,500, enough to fund approximately 131 grants.

Application Deadline: 2019-09-25

 

Grant    CIHR: Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Summer 2019)

Through the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program, the CIHR Institutes and Initiatives are launching the ICS Travel Awards competition for students, postdoctoral fellows, early career investigators and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings, workshops, and/or conferences. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $288,000.

Application Deadline: 2019-09-26 

 

Grant    CIHR Team Grant: Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care

This funding opportunity is one of several that are part of the CIHR Transitions in Care (TiC) multi-Institute Initiative. The TiC initiative aims to improve the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that transforms the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care. The total amount available to the Canadian component of the team from CIHR for this funding opportunity is $1,920,000 CAD, enough to fund up to two (2) grants.

Application Deadline: 2020-04-22

 

Grant         New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration

CIHR – The objective of the Exploration stream of the NFRF program is to support high risk, high reward and interdisciplinary research that is not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. The maximum amount per grant is $125,000 per year, including indirect costs.

Deadline Date: TBD

 
Grant         
CIHR: Personalized Health

The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF) under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Aging, the Institute of Cancer Research, the Institute of Genetics, the Institute of Gender and Health, and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $12,000,000, enough to fund at least six (6) grants.

Letter of Intent (201910PHO): 2019-10-08

Full Application (202004PHT): 2020-04-07

  

RFP        UWORFPSR-1478 – Supply of a Digital Microscope

Western University RFP invitation to submit offers for the Supply of a Digital Microscope.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/16 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

 RFI          RFI #19-071 – CW – Awards Management Solution for research – request for information only

University of Waterloo – The Office of Research (OR) is seeking a replacement solution for the current Award Management system which will offer functionality to allow researchers to develop proposal(s) in conjunction with cover sheets (i.e.: review and approval process). OR expects that any new solution will require low customization, but will enable configuration such as the ability to build/edit workflow.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/29 02:30:00 PM EDT

  

RFP          RFP-2019-F126 – Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

RFP is an invitation by the University of Guelph to prospective proponents to submit non-binding proposals for the provision of a Human Resources Management System (HRMS).

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/29 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFI            12-1920-RFI Electronic Referral (eReferral) Systems

SJHH is seeking information from qualified healthcare technology solution providers for electronic-based referral (eReferral) systems that can be integrated with a Community Provider’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as well as Dovetale, SJHH’s Epic EMR.

Closing date: 09/05/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

 RFX           HSN-MM-298 Human Capital Management Solution – Computer Software

Health Sciences North (HSN) expects to conduct an open Request for Proposals (RFP) in September 2019 for a Human Capital Management Solution (HCMS).

Closing date: 09/03/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET).

 

 RFP          tender_11818 – RFP CW556961 – RVH – Chemistry Lab Automation

Plexxus issued RFP for Royal Victoria Hospital.

Closing Date: 30/08/2019 14:00

 

Grant           A new offering from Mitacs provides early-stage support to PDF and graduate student entrepreneurs.

Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur funds student entrepreneurs to further develop the research or technology at the core of their business when hosted by an incubator facility.

  

Call for Applications       CFHI and the Canadian Frailty Network – Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative

A 23-month Quality Improvement Collaborative to enhance capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored evidence-informed interventions that address frailty in primary care.

Closing date: Aug 21, 2019

  

Observer Program           Opportunity for Early Career Researchers

This program is designed as an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to observe face-to-face peer review committee meetings and gain valuable insights on the review process. To express interest, e-mail to support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca by August 21, 2019

 

Grant                    CIHR: Pediatric REB initiative

This funding opportunity will support streamlining of the ethics approval process for pediatric research, including both research studies and clinical trials. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 2,500,000, enough to fund one grant.

Application Deadline: 2019-11-14

 

Grant                    CIHR: Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to at least two of the following research areas:

social sciences and humanities; health and biomedical sciences; and natural sciences and engineering (including computational and/or mathematical sciences). The total amount available for researchers based in Canada is $5.2 million. The maximum amount per grant is $173,333 per year for up to three years for a total of $520,000, per grant.

Application Deadline: 2019-09-13

 

Letter of Intent (LOI)      Supporting Pathways to Care for People Who Use Drugs

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invite eligible organizations to submit applications for funding for projects that catalyze system-level change to enhance pathways to care for people who use drugs. Applicants can request project funding for a maximum of 15 months, totalling between $350,000 and $1,000,000.

The application package for the first stage must be submitted before 11:59pm ET, August 30, 2019.

 

 RFQ         TOH-2019-021 – Patent Blue & Lipidol

The Ottawa Hospital is seeking quotations for the provision of Patent Blue & Lipidol for a period of 3 years.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/29 02:00:00 PM EDT

  

RFQ         TOH-2019-020 – Vessel Couplers

The Ottawa Hospital is seeking quotations for the provision of Vessel Couplers for a period of 3 years.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/29 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFQ           TOH-2019-019 – Capio Device

The Ottawa Hospital is seeking quotations for the provision of Capio Device for a period of 3 years.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/29 02:00:00 PM EDT

  

RFP             RFP-2019-098-AW – Debrief/OSCE Management System

Ryerson University is conducting an RFP to select one qualified Proponent to implement and maintain a debrief/OSCE management system for the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/23 11:00:00 AM EDT

  

RFP            TUWORFPSR-1477 – The Supply of a High Speed Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

University of Western Ontario RFP is an invitation to submit offers for The Supply of a High Speed Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/15 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        TOH-2019-017 – EVAR and Various Vascular and Peripheral Intervention Products

The Ottawa Hospital is seeking proposals for the provision of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and Various Vascular and Peripheral Intervention Products as listed in the Goods and Pricing Schedule, for a period of 3 years.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/06 02:00:00 PM EDT

    

RFP        166558 – Drug Information System – Shared Services West (SSW)

SSW issued RFP for drug information database to support staff, clinical decision making and the patient health pathway.

Closing Date: Aug 22 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Bid #: DW190726 Digital C-Arm and Table

Niagara Health System issued RFP for a Digital C-Arm and Table.

Closing Date: 08/29/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

Grant    CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2019 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

Priority Announcements (PAs) offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research areas. The total amount available per the special area funding opportunity is $100,000.

Registration Deadline: 2019-08-14

Application Deadline: 2019-09-11

  

Grant    CIHR: Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA): 2019-2020

The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1.05 million, enough to fund approximately 10 awards.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-17

 

Grant    CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. The total amount available for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Project Grant competitions is $550M

201909PJT – Registration Deadline: 2019-08-14 and Application Deadline: 2019-09-11

202003PJT – Registration Deadline: 2020-02-05 and Application Deadline 2020-03-04

 

Call for Proposals            Substance Use and Addictions Program

The Government of Canada is launching an anticipatory call for proposals through the Substance Use and Addictions Program and are looking for innovative initiatives that respond to the opioid crisis and increasing meth use in Canada. Funding will vary per specific areas.

Application Deadline: 13:00 pm ET Thursday, September 26, 2019.

 

Pitch      OBIO’s 2020 Niagara Investment Summit on February 05 to 07, 2020.

The OBIO 2020 Niagara Investment Summit national call for applications from health science companies that are seeking Series A or beyond investments is now open.

   

Grant    CIHR Doctoral Research Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $14 million, enough to fund approximately 133 awards.

Application Deadline: 2019-11-21

 

Grant    The HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, under the strategic leadership of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) and the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH)

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $480,000, enough to fund approximately 12 grants.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-17

 

Grant    CIHR: Analysis of CLSA Data (Analysis of Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging (CLSA) Data)

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study/platform that is following approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 at study inclusion for at least 20 years. The CLSA collects information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $715,000, enough to fund approximately 10 grants.

Registration Deadline: 2019-08-16

Application Deadline: 2019-09-06

 

Fellowship         CIHR: Patient-Oriented Research Awards – Transition to Leadership Stream – Phase 1)

The aim of the Patient-Oriented Research Awards – Transition to Leadership Stream is to support the timely career launch of the next generation of patient-oriented researchers. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,650,000, enough to fund approximately twenty (20) awards.

Application Deadline: 2019-11-14

 

Grant    CIHR: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts

The intent of this funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohorts, administrative and survey data to inform improved patient, population and system outcomes. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,975,000, enough to fund approximately twenty-three (23) grants.

Registration Deadline: 2019-09-05

Application Deadline: 2019-10-10

 

Grant    CIHR Grant: POR Impact Assessment (Patient-Oriented Research Impact Assessment Grants)

This research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams in partnership with relevant stakeholders, aims to apply the knowledge generated to improve healthcare systems and practices. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately 20 grants.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-22

 

RFP        UOT201916097 – Air Quality Sensing Units for Mobile Sampling

University of Toronto – St. George Campus is conducting an RFP for Air Quality Sensing Units for Mobile Sampling.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/19 02:00:00 PM EDT

  

RFP        HM_NRFP_2019-20-0001 – Integrated System for Cardio-Pulmonary Diagnostic

Hopital Montfort is looking for a system that would integrate cardio-pulmonary diagnostic.HM would like to have a main system that allows the visualization, interpretation and sending of tests/results from all of our existing equipment.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/03 04:00:00 PM EDT

 

 

RFP        Autoclave-Small Steam Sterilizer (HT348-192683/A)

The department of Health Canada has a requirement for the supply of one pre-vac steam sterilizer (Autoclave) with loading rack, transfer cart, an integrated steam generator including delivery, installation, calibration and training.

Closing date: 2019/08/29 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

RFP        HealthPRO Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Components and Products

HealthPRO RFP Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Components and Products SC05354CA Primary and Revision Hip SC05356CA Primary and Revision Knee SC05357CA Uni-Compartmental Knee Commencing November 1, 2019.

Closing Date: 2019/09/04 09:00 AM PACIFIC TIME

 

RFP        St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource – 2019-05 – IV Infusion Pumps

This RFP is being issued to obtain proposals for the supply and installation of IV Infusion Pumps for the Hospitals from qualified vendor(s).

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/27 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        RFP 19-034 – Pharmacy Packager-CKHA

Via TransForm Shared Service Organization. This RFP is issued for the purpose of obtaining Proposals for the supply and install of one Pharmacy Packager.

REVISED CLOSING DATE: 09/05/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

 RFP        RPS2025 High Level Disinfection Units for Ultrasound Probes

Hamilton Health Sciences is seeking the immediate delivery of approximately nine (9) high level disinfection units for ultrasound probes in order to move towards centralized reprocessing of ultrasound probes in clinical areas across the organization.

CLOSING DATE: 08/14/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        1920-54-000 Integrated Operating Room Suite and Endoscopic Video System

The Hospital for Sick Children issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 08/26/2019 11:59:59 AM (ET)

 

RFP        Project: tender_11725 – Supply of Cochlear Implants and Accessories

Plexxus issued RFP; Listing Expiry Date: 14/08/2019 14:00 ET

 

RFP        Project: tender_11724 – CW557122 Supply, delivery and service of holmium lasers including consumables

Plexxus issued RFP – Supply, delivery and service of holmium lasers including consumables for Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Closing date: 15/08/2019 14:00

 

RFX        Project: tender_11739 – Privacy Impact Assessment – MSH – CW557232

Plexxus issued RFx.

Closing Date: 14/08/2019 14:00

 

 

     

 RFP        Project: tender_11703 – Visioning & Clinical Service Review (Phase 1) & Master Program & Plan (Phase 2) – RFP# CW557317

Via Plexxus for Sinai Health.

Closing date: 23/08/2019 14:00

  

RFP        Project: tender_11675 – CW557146 RFP for IDC Program – LH

Via Plexxus. This RFP is for Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis under an Integrated Dialysis Care (IDC) model for Lakeridge Health patients in the home setting.

Closing date: 09/08/2019 14:00

   

RFP        MMNCL Nursing Sundries 2020 Bid #: CW15580 – RFP

Via Mohawk Medbuy.

Closing date: 08/26/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

  

RFP        Ultrasound Systems for Diagnostic Pediatrics and Anaesthesia Bid #: 1920-52-000

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) issued RFP.

Closing date: 08/21/2019 11:59:59 AM (ET)

 

Partnership        Students in France and Canada to experience research and professional development

Mitacs is partnering with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA) to enable French and Canadian students to take part in research internships in the other country through Mitacs programs.

 

Call for Applications      

Ministry of Health – Call for Applications to create a Patient Digital Identity, Authentication and Authorization (IAA) service. This Call for Applications provides an opportunity to submit applications to fulfill requirements for establishing a patient digital identity, access and authorization (IAA) service.

There will be an information conference call during the week of July 22-26, please RSVP interest by July 19. Closing date for applications: August 9, 2019, 12:00 PM (Noon, EST). Questions about the Call for Applications and the application process must be submitted by email to DigitalHealthSecretariat@ontario.ca.

 

RFP        HealthPRO – Request for Qualification (RFQ) For 02393 Masks, Surgical 02394 Masks, Procedural 02396 Respirators, N-Type

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        HealthPRO Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Monitoring Contracts (Oximetry, Hemoglobin Monitoring, Thermometers, Blood Pressure Cuffs)

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        HealthPRO – Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Medical Surgical Contracts (Irrigation, Mortuary Bags, Pillows , I.D. Bands, Bandages, Tapes, Data Chart Paper)

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        HealthPRO – Request For Qualification (RFQ) for Chest Tubes, Wound Evacuators, Penrose Drains, Drainage Containers, Chest Drainage System & Indwelling Pleural and Peritoneal Catheters.

Closing Date & Time: 08/28/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        1000203995 – Analysis of Value-Based Payment for Physicians (1000203995)

Health Canada (HC) Health Care Programs and Policy Directorate (HCPPD) Strategic Policy Branch (SPB) has a requirement to undertake a jurisdictional comprehensive review and analysis of current physician fee schedules and provide evidence-based considerations to support the development of options at a pan-Canadian level for modernization of value-based payment.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/14 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        165717b Development and Implementation of Data Platform

SSW, on behalf of the Institute for Better Health (“IBH”) at Trillium Health Partners (“THP”), has issued this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) in order to obtain proposals from qualified Proponents for the development, and implementation of a data platform, including hardware, software, robust knowledge transfer, testing and maintenance & support.

Closing date: 08/30/2019 12:00:00 PM ET

 

RFP        Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) – 2019-002 Online Training Materials for Workshop Facilitation

CIFAR is seeking qualified vendors to submit proposals that articulate a clear set of deliverables, a timeline and evidence of the resources and expertise required to develop digital assets, video and web pages for the facilitation methods and materials that comprised CIFAR’s AI Futures Policy Labs workshop series.

Closing date: 08/16/2019 5:00:00 PM ET

 

Fellowship         Fall 2019 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

CIHR Research Priority Areas- Gastroenterology (FGA); HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI (HIV); Infection and Immunity (FII); Research and Knowledge Translation on Urban Housing and Health.

Funding varies due to Priority Areas.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-01

 

Grant    Canadian Institutes of Health Research: IHDCYH Talks Video Competitions

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is launching its sixth round of the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition, a unique opportunity to submit short videos (5 minutes or less) sharing evidence-based messages in the area of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 5,500, enough to fund four prizes.

Application Deadline: 2019-10-15

  

RFI          SMH 2326-001 Laboratory Chemistry Automation Line System

Unity Health Toronto RFI for Laboratory Chemistry Automation Line System.

CLOSING DATE: 09/05/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET).

                  

Funding Grant   Pre-announcement: Data Analysis of Existing Databases and Cohorts Grants

The CIHR Institute of Human Development Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), and the Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) are pleased to pre-announce an upcoming funding opportunity: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts. This funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohort, administrative and survey data.

Anticipated Funding Opportunity Launch: July 2019

Full Application Deadline: October 2019

 

Internship           Mitacs Globalink Research Internships 2020

Mitacs Globalink is seeking the world’s best senior undergrad students. Sign up to learn when the call opens.

        

RFP        HM_NRFP_2019-20-0004 – Safety Alert Solution

Hôpital Montfort is looking to purchase a Safety Alert System and Devices for Mental Health and Emergency Departments.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/08/26 04:00:00 PM EDT

 

Funding Grant       Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences 2019

To fund integrated joint research projects in social sciences by researchers in at least three of the four subscribing countries, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. Up to $400,000/project, $135,000/year for 24 to 36 months.

Deadline for the submission of proposals is 16:00 (UK time) on 11 September 2019

 

Funding Grant      Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s fall research competition is designed to support leading research into the understanding, management and treatment of, and cure for, cystic fibrosis (CF).

Notice Of Intent: July 31, 2019; Final applications: October 1, 2019

 

Grant    The Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant

Research Areas – Comparative effectiveness research; Implementation science research. The total amount available is $21,000,000, enough to fund approximately seven (7) grants.

201908MYH (Letter of Intent): 2019/08/28; 201911MYG (Full Application): 2019/11/12

 

Grant    CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) – Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to: Provide women’s health specialists, researchers and trainees with operating funds to perform clinical research; Support capacity building in women’s health among the next generation of health researchers; and Start positioning Canada as a leader in women’s health research. The total amount available is $ 600,000, enough to fund approximately twelve (12) mentorship grants.

Application Deadline: 2019/10/22

 

Grant    International CoEN Initiative in Neurodegeneration 2019

(Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN): Pathfinder 2019)

 This funding opportunity seeks to support world-class research on dementia, contributing to the global pursuit of finding a cure or disease-modifying treatment for dementia by 2025.The total amount available for the Canadian portion is Can$666,666, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants.

Application Deadline: 2019/11/06

 

Scholarship        Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies

Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership. For nominating institutions:

Deadline: November 6, 2019 (20:00 EST).

 

Collaboration    CFHI Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, CFHI and the Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored evidence-informed interventions that address frailty in primary care.

Deadline: August 21, 2019 

 

UPDATE Grant

UK-Canada Diabetes Partnership Initiative: UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants)

CIHR’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) and the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), in partnership with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

This initiative is being run under the umbrella of the UK Fund for International Collaboration (FIC). The FIC aims to enhance the UK’s excellence in research and innovation through global engagement. It focuses on bilateral and multilateral partnerships with global research and development leaders and is administered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The total amount available for this funding opportunity is approximately 3,600,000 GBP* (* $2.7M CAD converted @ 0.5748 = £1.6M).

Registration Deadline:   August 28, 2019

Application Deadline:     September 25, 2019

 

Grant      Understanding Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Modification. CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), in partnership with the Institute of Aging (IA), the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), the Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:

Non-communicable diseases (ICRH, ICR, IA, IPPH): For research projects focused on the prevention of multiple non-communicable diseases, including cancer, circulatory and respiratory diseases; Communicable diseases (III, IA, IPPH): For research projects on communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases for Indigenous health (ICRH, IIPH): For research projects directly relevant to risk modification for Indigenous Peoples; Communicable diseases for Indigenous health (IIPH): For research projects directly relevant to risk modification for Indigenous Peoples. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,400,000, enough to fund approximately fourteen (14) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 for up to one (1) year.

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2019; Application Deadline: September 24, 2019

 

Grant      Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal People – Implementation Research Team Grants – Component 3 – The CIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF), under the scientific leadership of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: Mental Wellness; Diabetes/Obesity; Tuberculosis; Oral Health. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,000,000, enough to fund approximately 2 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $300,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1,500,000, per grant.

Deadline: September 05, 2019

 

Grant        Upcoming funding opportunity—Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The Canadian and UK applicants will develop a common research plan and jointly prepare the full proposal. Proposals will be required to demonstrate a significant degree of, or novel approach to, interdisciplinary, with research that cuts across at least two of the following research domains: social sciences and humanities; health and biomedical sciences; and natural sciences and engineering (including computational and/or mathematical sciences). In addition to promoting interdisciplinary AI, this call will support the development of responsible AI while establishing new partnerships and enhancing infrastructure and training between researchers in Canada and the UK. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is about C$14 million (£8.2 million), enough to fund up to approximately 10 projects. Canadian funding agencies: The maximum amount available for Canadian researchers is C$173,333 (£102,000) per year for up to three years, for a total of C$520,000 (£305,000) per project.

Launch: June 2019

Intention deadline: August 2019

Application deadline: September 2019

 

Grant    2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health –

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III), the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IIPH), Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CF Canada)

The 2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health provide recipients with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting research in ICRH mandate areas. These awards are designed to provide protected time for early-career investigators to undertake research by contributing to both salary and research allowances. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,415,000, enough to fund approximately seven (7) awards. The maximum amount per award is $ 115,000 per year for up to three (3) years for a total of $345,000 per award.

Deadline: September 25, 2019

 

Funding Grant   Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) has officially launched Round 10 of the Ontario Research Fund -Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program. ORF-RE provides research institutions with funding to support the operational costs of major projects of strategic value to the province. The fund provides up to one third of the total value of a project, with the remaining two thirds coming from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.

Deadline: September 20, 2019

 

Awards                 The Canada Gairdner International Awards

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through seven annual awards. The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Annually, seven awards are given: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by October 1, 2019.

 

Funding Grant   Early Researcher Awards

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. Each award to a leading researcher is a maximum of $100,000 and must be matched by an additional $50,000 from the researcher’s institution and/or partner organization.

Deadline: October 10, 2019

 

Grant    CIHR Grant: Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Patient-oriented research refers to a continuum of research that engages patients as partners, focuses on patient-identified priorities and improves patient outcomes. This research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams in partnership with relevant stakeholders, aims to apply the knowledge generated to improve healthcare systems and practices. The aim of this Catalyst Grant program is to provide seed money to support patient-oriented research activities which represent a step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive applications to funding opportunities (e.g., Operating Grants). The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,500,000, enough to fund approximately 35 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year, for up to one year.

Registration deadline: June 25, 2019

Application deadline: September 10, 2019

 

Grant    CIHR: Operating Grant – Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

The purpose of the NEIHR Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT) centred on Indigenous Peoples. This funding opportunity is expected to: Support Indigenous community-based health research that reflects the priorities and value s of Indigenous Peoples; Develop an Indigenous community-based health research network environment that will support Indigenous leadership and research-related organizations with existing and new research infrastructures and platforms; etc. $10.5 million is available to fund at least one (1) individual NEIHR grant from Ontario. The maximum amount per grant is $700,000 per year for 5 years, with the possibility for up to a maximum of two (2) renewals, pending successful outcomes of individual and independent evaluations conducted every five years.

Deadline: September 04, 2019

 

Grant    CIHR: Clinician-Scientist Salary Award – Phase 2

The Clinician Scientist program has two phases: Phase 2 provides a contribution to the salary of the recipient for up to six years (initial three-year award followed by a possible three-year renewal award). This opportunity provides funding for the Phase 2 component of the program and is designed to provide outstanding Clinician Scientists the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $360,000, enough to fund approximately two awards. The maximum amount per award is $60,000 per year for up to three years, for a total of $180,000 per award.

Deadline: October 01, 2019

   

Challenge/Grant        The Healthy Neighbourhoods Data Challenge

Identify and create novel data sets, data sources, and analytical methodologies to better understand the physical environment so that we can design healthier neighbourhoods. Phase 1 (up to five $10,000 awards).

Deadline: October 24, 2019

 

Grant    CIHR: Standardization Platform on Age and Sex as Biological Variables in Basic Science Research

The overarching goal of this initiative, which is part of CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) greater Sex and Gender Science Strategy, is to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary platform that includes researchers with expertise in studying sex and age as biological variables in basic science across different levels of analysis (i.e., cells, tissues, and animals).

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,075,000.

Competition 201909SPL Deadline: September 04, 2019

Competition 202010SPB Deadline: October 08, 2019

 

RFI          tender_11518 – Pre-solicitation Notice: SHS Visioning, Clinical Review, Master Program & Plan

Solicitation Description: Part A – Visioning and Clinical Service Review & Part B -Integrated Master Program and Master Plan for Sinai Health System. This is a pre-solicitation notice only; the actual solicitation is not ready to be issued as of this date. The tentative date for issuing solicitation: July-August 2019. Please note the solicitation description is subject to change. The intent of the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) is to attract world-class service providers that are experts in leading-edge global knowledge, best practice and emerging trends in the programming and planning stage of large, multi-site, academic medical centres for the provision of a Sinai Health System-wide Integrated Master Plan.

Deadline: August 31, 2019 14:00 ET

 

Grant    CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support in-depth investigations in the field of sex and gender science by promoting a cadre of discipline-specific Chairs to increase visibility and drive innovation in their respective fields. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $13.3M, enough to fund approximately 19 Chairs.

Deadline: October 10, 2019

 

Grant    Government of Canada – Strategic Innovation Fund

Government of Canada is now accepting applications to fund large-scale, collaborative innovation initiatives under Strategic Innovation Fund. The SIF provides financial support to projects that will improve Canada’s innovation performance while providing economic, innovation and public benefits to Canadians. The government’s share of funding for a given project usually varies from 10% of project costs up to 50% in exceptional cases.

 

Grant    Medical Research Council – Pre-call announcement: UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants

The objective of this funding opportunity is to accelerate diabetes research into mechanisms and translational solutions to improve the lives of people with diabetes in Canada and the UK through research funding for internationally competitive and innovative UK-Canada diabetes research teams that will enable the pursuit of shared research interests. The total amount available from CIHR for the Canadian component of this funding opportunity is $2,700,000, enough to fund approximately six grants. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to three years for a total of $450,000 per grant.

Launch: June 2019

Registration Deadline: August 2019

Application Deadline: September 2019

 

Fellowships       Black Innovation Fellowship

Ryerson DMZ has joined forces with a community of Founding Partners to develop the Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF). The first in Canada fellowship program will provide start-ups led by Black entrepreneurs with the strengthening support of a top university-based incubator network, as well as additional programming, mentorship, events, and connections to industry, capital and an alumni network, to support their success and growth.

 

Grant    Introducing NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program

Alliance grants encourage greater collaboration in Canada’s R&D system by providing support for projects that include both generators and users of research results and knowledge. Alliance is designed to be more responsive and flexible for our research community and to accommodate a broader range of partners. It also includes incentives for collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and multi-sectoral partnerships, and offers an accelerated means for projects to scale and grow. Funding $150,000 or more from one to five years.

Deadline: Various deadlines

 

Grant    Weston Brain Institute – Big Ideas: Canada

To support a large-scale, pivotal project that will significantly and sustainably advance research in the field of translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Available funding from $5,000,000 to $20,000,000.

Deadline: Now accepting applications on a rolling basis

 

Grant    Weston Brain Institute – Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

Funding for clinical trials and clinical trial sub‐studies that accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Maximum $1,500,000 over up to 4 years.

Deadline: Rolling applications.

 

Grant     CIHR – SGBA+ Health Policy-Research Partnerships 2019; The Institute of Gender and Health, in partnership with Health Canada

In response to the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to gender equality, in 2017 Health Canada approved a department-wide Sex and Gender Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), and Health Canada’s Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this collaboration is to fund Policy-Research Partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development, and support the rigorous application of SGBA+ to ensure Health Canada’s outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve the health of Canadians. This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: Applying a SGBA+ lens to prescription drug lifecycle management; Applying a SGBA+ lens to medical device lifecycle management. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $150,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants, one (1) grant for each research area listed above. The maximum amount per grant is $75,000 for up to one (1) year.

Submission deadline: September 10, 2019

 

Grant     The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Innovative interdisciplinary research projects involving collaborations between the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community, with a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and training leading to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system will be considered relevant to the overall funding opportunity. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20.4 million. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

Submission deadlines: Letters of Intent (201906CPL) – June 25, 2019

Full Application (201910CPG) – October 29, 2019

 

Grant    Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Innovation Fund via Innovation.ca

The Innovation Fund provides investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research, from the most fundamental to applied through to technology development. Projects funded through the Innovation Fund will help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation while making meaningful contributions to generating social, health, environmental and economic benefits and addressing global challenges.  The CFI will invest up to $400 million in research infrastructure funding and will fund up to 40 percent of a project’s eligible infrastructure costs. The CFI will provide up to $120 million for associated operating costs through the Infrastructure Operating Fund.

Deadline for submission of Notices of Intent: September 16, 2019

Deadline for the submission of Proposals: January 20, 2020

 

Grant     PFSI – New Investigator Grant

The PFSI Foundation – The New Investigator funding stream offers researchers the ability to apply for three years of funding, as opposed to the standard two years, and a total amount of $250,000 (maximum of $100,000 in any one year). This funding stream is only available to clinical fellows or clinician researchers within the first 5 years of his or her first academic appointment. The Foundation’s support of health research is offered in the following four areas, in order of priority:

  1. Clinical research
  2. Medical education research at the post M.D. level
  3. Health systems research
  4. Healthcare research by community physicians

Deadline: The PSI Foundation no longer has deadlines. You may submit an application at any time.

 

Grant     CIHR Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) – Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease

The Knowledge Synthesis of Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease Grants are expected to: Identify and synthesize existing data about the cost of managing inherited diseases to clearly identify future research needs. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $200,000, enough to fund 2 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year.

Deadline: September 17, 2019

 

Grant     Ontario Brain Institute – Growing Expertise in Evaluation and Knowledge Translation (GEEK)

The GEEK program provides funding, evaluation expertise, and support to community-led programs and services for people living with brain disorders. GEEK supports the sustainability, scale or spread of these programs, to improve the quality and quantity of evidence-based care in the community. Over the course of the GEEK program, GEEK seeking to fund a cohort of programs that represent a range of brain disorders and challenges, and represent diverse regions and groups in Ontario. The GEEK program will allocate up to $200,000 per year. The program or service is brain and/or mental-health related.

 

Scholarship Grant     CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2019-2020)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-caliber Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian institutions and other research institutions outside of Canada. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $270,000, enough to fund approximately 45 awards.

Deadline: June 06, 2019 (1st intake); October 10, 2019 (2nd intake)

 

Fellowship     2019-2020 Banting Doctoral Fellowships

CIHR/Government of Canada – $70,000 per year (taxable) 2 years (non-renewable). Areas of research:

Health research; Natural sciences and/or engineering; Social sciences and/or humanities.

Deadline: September 18, 2019 (20:00 EDT)

 

Grant     Team Grant: Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

(Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) – Technology-enabled, Team-based Neuroscience) sponsored by CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) and Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), in partnership with the NeuroNex Collaboration Partners. To support collaborative networks comprised of international teams of disciplinarily-diverse researchers working on a common foundational question in neuroscience. A Network must be composed of international teams (IRGs) that include disciplinarily-diverse experimentalists and theorists working to obtain mechanistic insights into foundational questions in neuroscience.

The total amount available from this opportunity is $5,000,000 enough to fund approximately 4 grants for the Canadian Component of an interdisciplinary research group (IRG).  The maximum amount per grant is $250,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1,250,000 per grant.

Preliminary Proposal to NSF and Preliminary Proposal to CIHR deadline June 14, 2019 17:00 PM EDT

Application deadline: Oct 8, 2019 (by invitation only)

 

CDL Health Stream [NEW – Access to Mentors and Investors]

Creative Destruction Lab ~ August 12

Early-stage companies aiming to bring health innovations to market are offered 5 in-person objective-setting sessions between October and June. Note: there are no fees for participation and the Creative Destruction Lab does not take any equity.

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Ontario Power Generation partners with MaRS Discovery District on Generate Innovation Challenge

Bayer Acquires BlueRock Therapeutics

CURV HEALTH RAISES $1.5 MILLION SEED ROUND FOR AI-POWERED INSIGHTS PLATFORM

Study identifies a new and improved way to classify pancreatic cancer under the microscope

KIRA HEALTH ACQUIRED BY TELUS HEALTH

Government of Canada Announces New Stand Up to Cancer Canada—Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Ontario Power Generation partners with MaRS Discovery District on Generate Innovation Challenge

Bayer Acquires BlueRock Therapeutics

CURV HEALTH RAISES $1.5 MILLION SEED ROUND FOR AI-POWERED INSIGHTS PLATFORM

Study identifies a new and improved way to classify pancreatic cancer under the microscope

KIRA HEALTH ACQUIRED BY TELUS HEALTH

Government of Canada Announces New Stand Up to Cancer Canada—Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

How Tech-Infused Clothing Has the Potential to Improve Personal Health

Canadian Association for Girls in Science receives $548,804 from federal government

GOVERNMENT HELPING CREATE NETWORK TO ADDRESS PROCUREMENT BARRIER IN CANADIAN HEALTHTECH

Minister Ng announces investments to scale up Canadian companies

 The 4th annual Mental Health For All Conference is coming up September 23-25, 2019 in Toronto

Investors see Canada as health tech hot-bed

‘Maker dorm’ in Toronto to offer housing, high-tech manufacturing in same building

Government of Canada invests more than $32M in research into sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

8th annual Dravet Walk takes place at the Constance Bay Community Centre on Saturday September 21, 2019 Dravet Syndrome research.

London Health Research Institute – London Health Research Day on May 05, 2020

TORONTO ONE OF TOP THREE NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS FOR TECH TALENT

Government of Canada invests $26 million to prevent patients from falling through the cracks

The Progressive Policy Institute hosting a panel discussion on Monday, July 29, 2019 ​at 12:00 PM on the Canadian App Economy

12th Annual Social Finance Forum November 6-8, 2019

UPDATE: FORMER FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES MICHELLE OBAMA TO SPEAK AT ELEVATE 2019

MaRS Innovation Launches New Drug Discovery Program Targeting Rare and Disabling Developmental Disorder

$150M from Health Canada for Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network

Government of Canada invests close to $101M in Indigenous health research across the country

Project Grant: Spring 2019 Competition Results

Government of Canada – Infographic: Make your impact on childhood cancer

St. Joseph’s connects clinicians with post-op patients via ‘virtual visits’

 Krembil Brain Institute acquires revolutionary laser ablation system for brain cancer, epilepsy

 $1.4 M boost in funding for patients with essential tremor to be treated with focused ultrasound

 Online Depression Treatment Gives Patients Courage and Hope

 TORONTO, VANCOUVER RISE IN RANKINGS OF BEST GLOBAL CITIES FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Conference from September 19-21, 2019 is being held in Ottawa. Learn and network with fellow professionals and organizations.

Industry Insights – Startups and Intellectual Property: An informal discussion with two prominent entrepreneurial thought leaders for entrepreneurs and innovators looking to learn more about IP in terms of growing a successful business. Event date: Thurs. June 20th 2019

National Conference on Frailty September 26-27, 2019: Learn, network, brainstorm new ideas, address key questions and challenges at Canada’s only conference on the complex and critical issue of frailty.

REHABWEEK TORONTO JUNE 2019

For the fourth time after 2011 in Zürich, 2015 in Valencia and 2017 in London combining four reputable international conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology for RehabWeek 2019. The event takes place in Toronto, Canada, from June 24-28, 2019

Call for Nominations for the 2020 CIHR-ICRH/CTS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) partner on an annual Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of respiratory sciences both in Canada and internationally. Deadline for submission: 4:00 pm MST on Monday, September 09, 2019

AND JUST IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD……THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS! GOT ‘EM!

Mental Health is Focus of New High-Potential Anti-Depression Project from MaRS Innovation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

It is estimated that 5% of the global population is affected by Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) at any given time. While there are many antidepressant drugs on the market, most of these drugs need weeks to take effect, if at all. This exciting new project hopes to develop a novel rapid-acting antidepressant that has the potential to provide patient relief much faster than conventional treatments.

Trudeau government investing $300-million in women’s equality in Canada and developing countries

Canada’s minister of gender equality has announced a new initiative aimed at creating a sustainable model to fund women’s rights organizations in developing countries and at home. Maryam Monsef said the Equality Fund brings together 11 organizations from the philanthropic, non-profit and financial sectors, including the Canada-based Match International Women’s Fund, the African Women’s Development Fund and Oxfam Canada.

Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million – largest single gift ever to SickKids

An unprecedented gift of $100 million donated by the Peter Gilgan Foundation, was announced at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This is the largest single gift ever to SickKids. This $100 million gift will support the SickKids VS Limits campaign, a key element of which involves redevelopment of the SickKids campus, including building a new patient care tower on University Avenue, which will be named the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower.

Government of Canada invests $10 million in research to eliminate cervical cancer

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $10 million over 5 years from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

HealthTO 2019 – HealthTO is on June 05th!! HealthTO is the best way to expand your knowledge and network within Toronto’s technology and health community.

OneEleven Tech Summer Social – OneEleven is hosting its sixth annual Tech Summer Social on July 18th. Connect with Toronto’s most innovative startups, iconic founders and influential investors over drinks, food, music and carnival-style games.

True North Waterloo – On June 19–20, Communitech hosts the world at True North, a conference for big conversations about big problems — and technology’s role in fixing them. Join the world’s foremost creators and thinkers as they descend on Waterloo Region to discuss the present and future of tech and humanity.

Apply for Financial Support to Attend AdvaMed, September 22-25 – Medtech Canada (formerly MEDEC) received assistance from Global Affairs Canada to provide financial support for 10 Canadian medtech companies to participate at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference in Boston. Deadline: June 21, 2019

Hamiltonians Charles And Margaret Juravinski Create $100M+ Endowment To Fund Health Research In Perpetuity

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski will create an endowment of more than $100 million to support researchers across Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Their estate gift is one of Canada’s largest ever legacy gifts and will provide up to $5 million a year to the institutions, in perpetuity.

MEDEC Rebrands to Medtech Canada

MEDEC, the association representing Canada’s medical technology companies, is very pleased to announce that it has rebranded to become Medtech Canada. This new brand identity reflects the ever-evolving nature of the medical technology industry, which is contributing to enabling the digitization of health care, providing more connected care and providing opportunities for more patient-centred care in community settings.

Dr. Alexa will see you now……

Can we trust digital assistants with our health data?

Robotic Glove Improves Function

At the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, KITE researchers have developed a light-weight and easy-to-use robotic glove to help improve hand function in stroke survivors.

Cutting edge heart surgery at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North – For the last several months, the hospital in Sudbury has been offering heart surgery without cracking open your ribs to get to your heart. Instead, this surgery involves a small puncture in your leg, and you can be awake the whole time.

New electromagnet guidance for brachytherapy aims to improve targeting

Sunnybrook researchers have created — and are now testing — a guidance system for people undergoing brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancer. The goal: to improve treatment by targeting tumours with unprecedented precision.

Waterloo region health merger will create Ontario’s largest regional unit

Waterloo region may be grouped with Halton, Peel and Wellington, Guelph and Dufferin as part of a new public health planning area. The province has indicated it will take the 35 individual health units in the province and create 10 planning groups. The change will see the new planning area covering Waterloo region, Halton, Peel, Wellington, Guelph and Dufferin serve 2.94M people. It will be the largest planning area per person served in the province, slightly above 2.92Min Toronto.

Ontario Successfully Concludes Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week

Ontario’s Government highlighted several investments as part of its $174M in funding for mental health and addictions supports. To ensure mental health/addictions services providers have stable, long-term support, the government will make this funding available every year. Further, the government will invest $3.8B over the next decade to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health/addictions strategy.

 

Other Current Opportunities

The current opportunities listed below are time-limited. We also encourage you 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) plus the partial listing below, 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

 

Data, Research, & Other Resources

What you know – and don’t know – can affect how likely your innovation is to succeed. The resources below highlight a sample of the avenues by which Ontario innovators and innovation champions can access data, research, and related support. Many university and college-affiliated research groups also offer support to inform and advance development and use of health technologies.

Have Your Say & Recently Published

Want to accelerate better health, better care, and better value in the health sector? We hope that this selection of open consultations and recently published policy statements, research results, data, and other tools and resources will be helpful to you.

 

MaRS Mornings: Mobility and the Sharing Economy by MaRS Discovery District

On June 25, you’re invited to the latest edition of MaRS Mornings — a panel discussion on mobility and the sharing economy.

The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

The Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is a multi-year CFN-led initiative to develop Common Outcome Measures (COMs) and Common Data Elements (CDEs), which will enable findings from research and translational studies to be collectively analyzed to better inform patient care.  FOCUS aims to standardize research studies so that COMs and CDEs are captured in all frailty studies. Based on this preliminary work, CFH has identified several COMs and CDEs that will be voted on through a Delphi consensus process.  They greatly appreciate participation in identifying any further COMs and CDEs that may not have been identified through their preliminary work.

GHS Research Group @GHS_UW

Members of the GHS group are starting to examine the health care experiences of foreign-born older adults. We want to hear from you – what are some important things to consider when examining this topic?

Investment and Readiness Stream – Social Finance Fund[CONSULTATION]
Government of Canada ~ May 31  

Let’s talk CIHR – What are your health research priorities?

As a federally funded agency, the CIHR believes this is the right time to develop a national dialogue on the future of health research in Canada. Seeking experience and expertise working towards a new Strategic Plan in the summer of 2020. Please join in this collective effort to define a vision for Canada’s health research funding ecosystem.

 

On-Going or Long-Term Opportunities

The following on-going or long-term support opportunities are examples of those that have been profiled in the 3iOntario Digest since July 2017. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing. See the links above for compilations prepared by others.

  • 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
  • Going 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.
  • IC-IMPACTS Innovation Demonstration Initiative, India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability: Supports demonstration projects (technology indigenization or product adaptation, technology or research validation, or technology replication) of up to 2 years in length, usually with a budget of $25,000 or less. One of the objectives is to improve health, safety and prosperity through introduction of new technologies in Canada and/or India.
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Call 007, Government of Canada: Invites proposals for health innovations that haven’t been sold commercially but meet required technology readiness levels to achieve a first major reference sale with the Government of Canada (up to $500,000). Health innovations – in areas such as assistive devices, health research, medical devices, monitoring and tracking of adverse effects, public health, and provision of information on health products and food – are a priority area.
  • Northern Innovation Program – Applied Research & Technology Development Projects, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation ~ March 31, 2019: Help Northern Ontario businesses undertake applied research or pre-commercialization initiatives required to further develop and bring to market their new technologies. Focus sectors include health sciences, the digital economy, the bioeconomy, and advanced manufacturing. Conditional contribution of 50% of eligible costs up to $250,000.
  • Substance Use and Addictions Program Call for Proposals
    Health Canada ~ on-going
    Inviting proposals to support evidence-informed and innovative health promotion, prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives to address substance use issues related to licit and illicit psychoactive substances, e.g. development, enhancement and uptake of evidence-informed tools, technology, guidelines and protocols.
  • 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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