Government & Policy
Feds invest $3.5 million in AGE-WELL hub
February 13, 2019
VANCOUVER – The Digital Health Circle will help bring innovative health technologies to market by sharing resources and addressing industry gaps. They will facilitate networking events, create custom training programs and provide business consultations to target audiences.
The hub will also give industry access to state of the art technology, development tools and collaborative workspaces. By helping commercialize preventative health technologies, the Digital Health Circle will help create jobs, reduce healthcare costs and support increased independence and quality of life for Canadian seniors.
“The mission of the Digital Health Circle is to help British Columbia’s older adults live well with independence, dignity and good health,” said Sylvain Moreno (pictured), CEO, AGE-WELL Innovation Hub: Digital Health Circle.
“Using cutting edge, human-centered design methodologies, we help BC companies design solutions that fit the needs of their customers. The Digital Health Circle’s team of experts supports the creation of innovative new digital solutions that have real-life impact to our current and future aging generations.”
The funding was announced by Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
“AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub’s Digital Health Circle addresses the pressing need for innovation related to health and aging,” said Sarai. “Through the Digital Health Circle, Western Canadians will have access to cutting-edge health technologies and improved quality of life.”