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The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) launches funding program to spark R&D and commercialization initiatives


Up to $500,000 Available Through Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s Spark Program to Fund New Innovations (Baycrest press release):

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) announced today the launch of its Spark Program, an initiative designed to provide point-of-care workers in the healthcare delivery or service industry in North America with as much as Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Brain modelling platforms, such as Baycrest’s Virtual Brain, to accelerate brain health innovation

brain_modellingA Virtual Brain – The Benefits of Brain Modelling (Brain Blogger):

“Brain Blogger recently discovered that scientists are poised to deliver the first virtual simulation of the human brain from a truly fascinating talk by Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vicepresident of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute, presented at Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new at Baycrest, Lumosity, BrainBaseline, SharpBrains

Dur­ing Expo Day at the The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit selected Sum­mit Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solutions:

  • Bay­crest: Meet the new $100m+ Cana­dian Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion, with Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Read the rest of this entry »

How to mea­sure and improve brain-based out­comes that mat­ter in health care

Pio­neers advanc­ing health research, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment helped us under­stand emerg­ing best prac­tices where Read the rest of this entry »

Update: 25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution

Time for Sharp­Brains’ November e-newsletter, featuring 25 of the key reference materials that participants at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit found most intriguing, in order of discussion during the Summit. Our deepest gratitude goes to Summit Speakers, Sponsors, and everyone who participated in our best conference to date!

If you registered to participate at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, you can access all session recordings Here. If you didn’t register, you can purchase access here.

Thank you, Summit Speakers, Participants and Sponsors!

What a fantastic, diverse, stimulating, forward-looking Summit we enjoyed last week. Thank you so much, everyone, for your participation and contributions!!

Special thanks go to the organizations at the leading edge who supported this unique event as Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors


The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach.

FitBrains_webFit Brains is a cutting-edge, brain-training program brought to you by Rosetta Stone, a premier learning company with leading products used by schools, business and government organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.

Silver Sponsors


The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas that are most commonly involved in learning.

CC-ABHI_BaycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health.


Lumosity is a leading brain training company with more than 70 million members from 180 countries. Founded in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumosity offers more than 40 games that are designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. Lumosity’s games are based on neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at academic institutions around the world.

Bronze Sponsors


brainHQ is a brain training system built by Posit Science to help people be at their best throughout their lives. Their team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exercises that effectively address cognitive issues related to healthy aging and other conditions.

CogniFit is a healthcare company specialized in brain fitness software. Since 1999, the firm has designed and developed computerized cognitive assessments and online brain training applications.

Peak, founded by a group of individuals from Google, Amazon and EA who believe in reinventing education through mobile, games and science. Lead by neuroscientists and cognitive learning experts, Peak develops mobile apps that enables users worldwide to improve their cognitive skills for a healthier, sharper life.

Day 3–Expo Day @ 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

2015SharpBrainsSummit_top(If you did not reg­is­ter, you can track the pro­ceed­ings, and con­tribute too, via Twit­ter: #sharpbrains2015)

Dear Summit participant,

Amazing couple of days…and there’s more 🙂

Here are the instructions to join Day 3–Expo Day today, starting at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)/ 11.15am Eastern Time.

–> Login Instruc­tions for Reg­is­tered Sum­mit Participants

The Agenda for today: Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more & Register today at early-bird rates

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

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