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 $50,000 each in fund­ing to fur­ther devel­op their grass­roots ideas into real-world appli­ca­tions. CC-ABHI will select up to 10 projects to receive fund­ing. In total, up to $500,000 in fund­ing will be avail­able through the Spark Pro­gram to fund inno­va­tions in the field of aging and brain health.

This year, the Spark Pro­gram is accept­ing appli­ca­tions aimed at address­ing one of four fund­ing pri­or­i­ties — rang­ing from solu­tions that reduce unnec­es­sary emer­gency depart­ment vis­its, pre­vent falls or pro­vide bet­ter man­age­ment of com­plex con­di­tions for old­er adults with demen­tia, to solu­tions that improve brain health or cog­ni­tive fit­ness. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will par­tic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to improve brain health and qual­i­ty of life for old­er adults.

Ontario is proud to sup­port grass­roots inno­va­tions through the Spark Pro­gram,” said Reza Mori­di, Min­is­ter of Research, Inno­va­tion and Sci­ence. “Find­ing new and inno­v­a­tive ways to improve qual­i­ty of life and brain health in old­er adults brings hope to patients and their families”…

Eli­gi­ble appli­cants are invit­ed to sub­mit an expres­sion of inter­est by 5 p.m. on Octo­ber 3, 2016, fol­lowed by com­plet­ing and sub­mit­ting a full appli­ca­tion form by 5 p.m. on Octo­ber 28, 2016, on the CC-ABHI web­site.

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