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.
To learn more:
- The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain
- Presentation by Dr. Randy McIntosh, Vicepresident of Research at Baycrest: