However, before an innovation can be adopted in medical practice, researchers must overcome significant cost and resource-heavy barriers around technology deployment.
Waterloo MedTech leverages the Region's unique collaborative innovation culture to address the gap between healthcare research and its adoption in practice.Learn more
That's where Waterloo MedTech comes in. An innovator presents his or her research to our skilled Waterloo MedTech team who then provide support in connecting to legal, clinical, and related industry next steps required to take the idea to market.
Specifically the Waterloo MedTech team and partners can:
Waterloo MedTech leverages timely opportunity within Waterloo Region's uniquely collaborative innovation culture to advance the outcomes of healthcare research.
The powerful Waterloo MedTech team and partners help visionaries access neccessary resources and guidance to move their idea forward.
Waterloo MedTech has created an ecosystem that can foster any new medical technology idea, connecting a network of of innovators to powerful commercialization partners.
Our founders have been recognized nationally and internationally for their accolades around mobilizing innovations in healthcare research.
A founding tenant of the data hub, the Waterloo MedTech founders and directors compose a powerful team of award-winning leadership, boasting prestigious national and international distinctions.
International multi-award winning scientist and researcher; Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Director of the Computer Systems Group, and Founding Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Waterloo.
30+ years experience in business development, information technology, and health IT; VP for the National Institutes of Health Informatics; research associate for the University of Waterloo.
Former CIO for the City of Waterloo; recognized leader in IT with 30+ years diverse experience; start-up mentor and executive advisor for Smart Cities / Smart Government.
Co-founder of multiple successful start-ups nationally and internationally; Mark's community leadership led the transformation of Waterloo into an intelligent city globally.
7+ years as a physician; a strong advocate for the adoption of innovation within the healthcare ecosystem; former family medicine practitioner; currently Chief of Anesthesia at Groves Memorial Community Hospital.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
St. George Hall, Waterloo Ontario
What happens when entrepreneurs, researchers, industry experts, thought leaders, healthcare professionals and government come together to innovate solutions to pressing healthcare problems?
To find out, join us at Waterloo Region's largest cross-sector gathering involved in health care.
This year's conference will explore breaking down barriers to innovation within the healthcare ecosystem.
"Healthcare related technology has the potential to make a powerful and positive economic impact." - William Charnetski, Chief Innovation Strategist, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, keynote speaker at the 2016 Inaugural MedTech conference
Hosted by Waterloo MedTech with support from industry and the community.
Registration opens Monday, September 25, 2017.
Minister, Ontario Government and Healthcare Professional
Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Mayor, City of Waterloo
MD, Director, eHealth Centre of Excellence
CEO & Co-founder, Intellijoint Surgical
MD, Pediatric Otolaryngology Surgeon, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Associate Professor, University of Ottawa; and Founder and CMO, Clearwater Clinical Limited
Business Lead, Innovation and New Initiatives, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, Baycrest Health Sciences
Director Health Records, MyChart PHR Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Zone Leader, Life Sciences Canada, GE Healthcare
Director, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
CEO & Co-Founder, Medella Health
Innovation Activation Manager, JLABS Canada, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
CEO & Co-Founder, Emmetros
PhD, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo and CTO, KA Imaging
CEO & Co-Founder, Elucid Labs
COO & Co-Founder, Curiato
CTO & Co-Founder, Avro Life Science
President and CEO, Grand River Hospital
CEO and Co-Founder, Penta Medical
PhD, CEO, The Accelerator Centre and Associate Vice-President, Research Commercialization, University of Waterloo
Senior Executive, Innovation, IBM Canada
VP, Strategic Initiatives & Managing Director, Canada's Open Data Exchange, Communitech
CEO, Monarch Clothes
Manager, Health System Integration/Performance, Waterloo Wellington LHIN; Faculty Member, Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD, Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems and Associate Professor, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo