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AGE-WELL announces $100,000 tech competition

OTTAWA – Canadians are being invited to take part in a national competition that will identify great new ideas to support healthy aging. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is looking for new and unique technology-based solutions that can benefit Canadians...

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Blockchain to be used by Peterborough public health

VANCOUVER – HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. announced that Peterborough Public Health, in Peterborough, Ont., has agreed to be the first environmental regulatory agency to pilot the VIA Marketplace, a blockchain application. Peterborough will begin participating in a real world environment by...

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Joule offering $200,000 to drive new projects

OTTAWA – For the third consecutive year, Joule, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing grant funding to drive physician-led innovation. In this round, Joule has increased the number of grants to nine, up from five, and...

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Amazon working on a robot for the home

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Amazon.com Inc. has embarked on an ambitious plan to build a domestic robot, according to Bloomberg News. Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family, the project is overseen by Gregg Zehr, who...

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University of Waterloo creates AI institute

WATERLOO, Ont. – University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute earlier this month, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance the technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption. Waterloo AI will focus on end-to-end...

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AI centre set for new Niagara Falls hospital

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The 2018 Ontario budget includes an investment of up to $10 million to create a Centre of Excellence in Health Care Artificial Intelligence at the new Niagara South Hospital Site in Niagara Falls. The government is partnering...

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Sainte-Justine and HEC form training partnership

MONTREAL – The CHU Sainte-Justine hospital and HEC Montréal, longstanding partners, are proud to announce a partnership to develop new training programs in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship. The programs will take a global approach to healthcare, with target clienteles from...

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CMA grants seek to create ‘communities of interest’

OTTAWA – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has announced a new grant program designed to create or expand communities of interest within the medical profession. The CMA’s Communities of Interest Grants program will offer four grants of up to $5,000...

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Ontario announces new round of funding for innovators

TORONTO – The third round of Ontario’s $20-million Health Technologies Fund (HTF) is now accepting applications. This program provides grants to support the implementation of Ontario-based health technologies. “The Health Technologies Fund is already having an impact driving innovation forward in...

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