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NEW OPPORTUNITIES (UPDATED 2019/09/11)

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        Privacy Impact Assessment Specialists – Health Product and Food Branch (HPFB) – IT Plan Initiatives (1000214391)

Health Canada investing in modern technologies in order to provide a better service to Canadians. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/01 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

 RFP        Project: tender_12027 – CW557196 Pulse Oximetry – Consumables and Portable Oximeter Monitors

Plexxus issued RFP for products used for the purposes of pulse oximetry, a non-invasive method for measuring arterial gas, specifically, by reading a patient’s peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2). CLOSING DATE: 23/10/2019 14:00

  

RFSQ     RFSQ-2019-F33 – IT Support Services VOR

RFSQ for Supplier Qualification by the University of Guelph to become part of a Vendor Of Record (VOR) for the provision of IT Support Services. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/09 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        RFP-2019-F119 – Electronic Medical Records Solution

University of Guelph issued RFP for the provision of electronic medical records solution. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/15 02:00:00 PM EDT.

 

RFP        JC 06-19-744 – Student Mental Health Support Services

McMaster University RFP for the provision of Student Mental Health Support Services. CLOSING DATE: 2019/11/08 02:00:00 PM EST

 

 RFI          RFI SAH 2019-06 – Electronic Reporting Tool

Sault Area Hospital is seeking an electronic reporting tool that will help support the leadership in monitoring monthly success against our hospital goals. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/09 03:00:00 PM EDT

 

 RFP        Project: tender_11960 – RFP CW#557347 for C-ARM & PORTABLE X-RAY UNIT

Plexxus issued RFP; CLOSING DATE: 08/10/2019 14:00

 

RFP        RFP NO. WAYPOINT 19-08-16 – Service Design and Implementation Options for Youth Substance Use Services

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care issued RFP; CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/09 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Bid #: HSN-MM-299 Human Capital Management Solution

Health Sciences North issued RFP for the implementation and ongoing sustainment of Solution Components for a Human Capital Management Solution under a Software-as-a-Service model. CLOSING DATE: 10/25/2019 2:00:00 PM ET

 

RFP        Bid #: 1920-21-000 High Speed Cell Sorter

SickKids issued RFP or the delivery and Installation of a Fluorescence Activated High Speed Cell Sorter. CLOSING DATE: 10/22/2019 11:59:59 AM ET

 

RFSQ     SQ340-2019-01 – RFSQ for Public and Patient Engagement (and related) Services

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) issued RFSQ For Public and Patient Engagement (and related) Services. CLOSING DATE: 10/10/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Bid #: 2020-09-12Q Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Equipment

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences issued RFP to supply and install a fully functioning Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) system, complete with associated accessories. CLOSING DATE: 10/04/2019 12:00:00 PM ET

 

RFP        Bid #: CW15605 Autotransfusion Systems & Accessories 2020 – RFP

MPSC-MMC Plexxus Sourcing Collaborative issued RFP for the provision of Autotransfusion Systems & Accessories 2020; CLOSING DATE: 10/08/2019 2:00:00 PM ET

 

RFP        RFP #19-090 – CW – Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis System, with optional Gift In Kind

University of Waterloo issued RFP. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/07 02:30:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Bid #: 2019-09 Request for Quotation – Eye Laser Equipment

Norfolk Hospital issued RFP. CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Bid #: 8354 Enterprise Monitoring Solution

Shared Services Canada requesting Industry feedback on the new initiative Enterprise Monitoring Solution (EMS) for the Government of Canada. CLOSING DATE: 10/04/2019 2:00:00 PM ET

 

Grant    Operating Grant: College and Community Innovation Program – College and Community Social Innovation Fund

College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) grants are intended to foster social innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. Funds available up to $120,000 per year. Application deadline: 2019-12-02

 

RFP        TASK Based Professional Services (TSPS) Requirement – Change Management Consultants – Intermediate (1000209647)

This requirement is for: Health Canada – TSPS RFP 1000209647.

Date closing: 2019/09/30 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 

RFP        2019-R045 – Surgical Microscopes

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource issued RFP for the supply of Surgical Microscopes including ENT, Gynaecology, Neuro/Spine, Neuro/Spine/Plastic and Ophthalmology.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/15 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        RFP#2020-007 – On-Campus Health Services

St. Clair College (SCC) is seeking proposals from community or private primary health service providers to provide a team of professionals on campus to deliver health services to St. Clair College staff and students, on each of the St. Clair College campuses in South Windsor, Downtown Windsor and Chatham. CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/11 11:00:00 AM EDT

 

RFP        RFP NO. WAYPOINT 19-08-16 – Service Design and Implementation Options for Youth Substance Use Services

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care issued RFP for Service Design and Implementation Options for Youth Substance Use Services.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/10/09 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

NPP       24062-20-315 – Privacy Impact Assessment Services (24062-20-315)

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), has a requirement for the provision of Privacy Impact Assessment services, on an “as and when requested” basis in the National Capital Region (NCR), to support implementation of enterprise-wide resource planning systems and stand-alone applications.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/20 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Medical Services Office (MSO) – Online Business Management System

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 09/25/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET).

 

RFP        Bid #: 2019-10 Secondary Data Centre

Queensway Carleton Hospital issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 09/30/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        HealthPRO Pharmacy – September 2019 Market Response RFP for Off-Patent, General Trade Products

Bid #: PH-SEP2019RFPGT HealthPRO Procurement Services issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2019 12:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Bid #: EPSO2019-01 Ophthalmic Eye Drops

Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario issued RFP for Ophthalmic Supplies & Equipment.

CLOSING DATE:  10/25/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

Incubator            Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator and lab

The Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) is Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator. September 25: Webinar to learn more about the HCI and ask any questions

Applications open for first cohort of companies: October 1-31

  

Grant    CIHR Master’s Award: 2019-2020 (Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in a health-related field at a Canadian institution. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $9.45M, enough to fund approximately 540 awards.

Application Deadline: 2019-12-02

 

 RFP        Project: tender_11987 – RFP2019-55_Radiation Therapy Systems and PET-CT Scanners

Cancer Care Ontario issued RFP

Listing Expiry Date: 11/11/2019 11:00

 

 RFP        Project: tender_11990 – 64 CHANNEL EEG SYSTEM FOR FMRI

Plexxus issued RFP

Listing Expiry Date: 20/09/2019 14:00

 

 RFP        Project: tender_11991 – IT Security 2FA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

Plexxus issued RFP

Listing Expiry Date: 01/10/2019 14:00

 

RFP        2019-R046 – Pharmacy Equipment – Unit Dose Packagers

St. Joseph’s Health System GPO – CAPsource RFP for the supply of Pharmacy Equipment – Unit Dose Packagers including Liquids, Solids and/or Tabletop.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/30 12:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Project: tender_10932 – HMMS03351 – NICU Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

HMMS on behalf of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, London Health Sciences Centre is looking to establish a long term partnership with a preferred Proponent(s) for the supply of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), specifically for use within the Neonatal population.

Listing Expiry Date: 09/10/2019 12:00

  

RFP        Project: tender_11905 – HMMS03451 – Automated Breast Ultrasound

HMMS on behalf of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at St. Joseph’s HealthCare London is looking to establish a long term partnership with a preferred Proponent(s) for the supply and service of an Automated Breast Ultrasound Solution.

Listing Expiry Date: 04/10/2019 12:00

   

RFP        Project: tender_11974 – Business Intelligence Tool, IT And Professional Services

Plexxus issued RFP for the procurement of Business intelligence system/solution.

Listing Expiry Date: 25/09/2019 14:00

  

RFP        Project: tender_11995 – HMMS03471 – Ultra-Wide Field Retinal Imaging/Angiography System

HMMS on behalf of the Ivey Eye Institute, St. Josephs Health Care, London is looking to make a one-time purchase with a preferred Proponent for the supply of an Ultra-Wide Field Retinal Imaging/Angiography System.

Closing: 2019-10-04 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

 

APN – Advanced Procurement Notice     CHSS1954 – Records Management

Champlain Health Supply Services (CHSS), on behalf of three hospital members from the Ottawa region and potentially other future participants, is undergoing an innovative procurement for Records Management Services.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/30 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

NPP       19364-190004/B – PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES (19364-190004/B)

Public Works and Government Services Canada issued NPP.

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/24 02:00:00 PM EDT

 

RFP        Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Consulting

Grand River Community Health Centre issued RFP.

Closing date: 09/30/2019 4:30:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Operational Redevelopment Readiness for KHSC

Shared Support Services, Southeastern Ontario -3SO issued RFP.

Closing date: 10/17/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Advisory Services for Strategic Planning

Vita Community Living Services & Mens Sana Families for Mental Health issued RFP.

Closing date: 10/04/2019 4:00:00 PM (ET)

    

RFP        Identity Governance (System Access Management)

Niagara Health System issued RFP.

Closing date: 09/24/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        CW557392 Outpatient Rehabilitation Services – Bundled Care Program

Plexxus issued RFP.

Closing date: 09/23/2019 2:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Project: tender_11857 – Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing Implementation

Cancer Care Ontario issued RFP.

CLOSING DATE: 26/09/2019 05:00 PM EDT

    

Notice

Project: tender_11891 – Notice to Suppliers – Records Management – Innovative Procurement

Champlain Health Supply Services NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS;

CLOSING DATE: 30/09/2019 14:00

   

RFQ        Project: tender_11811 – Pre-Notice(RFQ): Review of Children & Youth Physical Restraint Training Program

Ontario Shared Services – The ministry is undertaking a review of physical restraint training programs for use by service providers and foster parents under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).

CLOSING DATE: 2019-09-30 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

 

NPP       # 2019-337 – NOTICE FOR POSTED OECM LABORATORY AND SCIENCE SUPPLIES RFP#2019-337

OECM Notice of Procurement – objective is to award master agreements, to up to four (4) qualified suppliers per Category for the provision of Laboratory and Science Supplies on an as-and-when required basis for OECM customers.

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

    

 

RFP        RFP# 2019-PG-001 Solution for the Provision of Occupational Health Services

Shared Support Services, Southeastern Ontario -3SO issue RFP;

CLOSING DATE: 10/10/2019 1:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Bid #: 19-031 C-Arm for Urology Department

TransForm Shared Service Organization issued RFP;

CLOSING DATE: 09/27/2019 3:00:00 PM (ET)

 

RFP        Medical Supplies and Equipment (E60PV-18MS00/A)

Various medical supplies and equipment;

CLOSING DATE: 2019/09/20 14:00 EST

 

Grant    CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians

The Catalyst Grantis targeting four (4) areas CIHR-IMHA has identified as areas of health research need: Canadians with joint replacements, musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis in the Canadian Military Services, Canadians with back and/or neck pain, and Canadians with musculoskeletal trauma. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately ten (10) grants.

Registration Deadline: 2019-09-18;

Application Deadline: 2019-10-17

 

Grant    CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant

The grant to support two key areas: 1) in-house support focused on capacity building; and 2) support to develop a distinctions-based approach to a research network that aligns with the principles articulated in the NISR. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $250,000, enough to fund one (1) directed grant. The maximum amount per directed grant is $250,000 per year for up to one (1) year.

Application Deadline: 2019-09-18

 

Grant    CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award

The Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Awards will provide support for Canadian type 2 diabetes researchers to attend a Workshop being held in The Netherlands December 10-11, 2019

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $30,000, enough to fund up to 10 travel awards valued at $3,000 each.

Application Deadline: 2019-09-19

 

Grant    Training Grant: CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (HCRTP)

The goal of this funding opportunity is to deliver a national training initiative focused on building capacity among Canadian researchers to engage in high quality, impactful research on how to design, implement and scale innovative, solution-based interventions in a variety of urban contexts. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,100,000.

201912HTL (Letter of Intent) 2019-12-10;

202008HTP (Full Application) Application Deadline: 2020-08-27

 

Grant    Growing Expertise in Evaluation and Knowledge Translation (GEEK)

The GEEK (Growing Expertise in Evaluation and Knowledge Translation) program provides funding, evaluation expertise, and support to community-led programs and services for people living with brain disorders. The GEEK program will allocate up to $1 million in funding over the next five years.

LOIs are due Friday September 27, 2019 by 11:59pm (EST).

    

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

 

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)

    

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

      

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.

 

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: 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

 

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

        

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.

 

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

                    

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.

          

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).

  

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        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: 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

 

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     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     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/EVENTS

 

Ontario continues to establish its role as a world-leader in regenerative medicine

 Ontario Science Centre fires up its 50th birthday celebrations in September

 McMaster Therapeutics Symposium Oct 16th by McMaster Industry Liaison Office

 Joule Practice Management Curriculum

Scaling Ambition: The Road to Faster Growth – BDC Lunch ‘N’ Learn Sept 24th by ventureLAB

Module 1: The Fundamentals of Value-Based Healthcare Sept 20-21

Tech hubs join forces to build new stable of $100-million companies

Entrepreneurship 101

REMINDER – ELEVATE TORONTO SEPT 20-26, 2019

HIMSS Ontario – Ontario Health IT Conference – Oct 3, 2019

HIMSS20 Global March 9-13, 2020 | Orlando, FL

HIMSS Asia Pacific 2020 – Asia Pacific; Australia; Japan

eHealth London UK Nov 27-28, 2019

eHealth Canada2020 Vancouver May 31-June 3, 2020

RSNA Radiological Society of North America 2019: Dec 01-06, 2019 Chicago

ATA American Telemedicine Association 2020 Annual Conference and Expo May 03 – 05, 2020, Phoenix

Top Conferences for Health Technology

BCHIMPS EVENTS

Health Innovation Week Mar 30-Apr 03, 2020

Infoway Partnership Conference Nov 12-13, 2019 Ottawa

SNOMED CT Expo Oct 31-Nov 01, 2019 Kuala Lumpur

Shark-derived Compound Restores Nerve Function in the Gut

SickKids study seeks evidence-based intervention for youth suicide prevention

How old drugs can lead to new treatments for mental illness

MaRS Innovation Announces Name Change to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners

Behind the research: how often do patients fill opioid prescriptions in Canada, the US and Sweden? The answer may surprise you

Mitacs Awards Nominations

Post Doc Opportunity: Nutrition & Activity Guideline Development5 must read resources on artificial intelligence for doctors

The MedTech Conference in Boston Sept. 23-25, 2019 supporting Canadian firms

Ontario Investing in Research to Strengthen Economy and Create Jobs. Supporting 174 research projects across the province

Canadian Business Leaders: It’s not about taxes or regulation, it’s about innovation

Exercise at All Ages – Cardiac rehab programs benefit seniors with heart disease

NGen funding to transform manufacturing of critical materials in gene therapies

On Sept. 26, visit the MaRS Startup Open House and unlock the doors to Toronto’s most innovative companies

First Thursdays for Startups 

It’s A Huge Thing’: Avicanna Receives Unique Canadian Cannabinoid Research License

Government of Canada invests in research to improve the quality of life of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis

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

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.

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.

 

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?

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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