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The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) announces six new ONtrepreneurs working at the frontier of applied neurotech

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Ontario Brain Insti­tute Deliv­ers Sig­nif­i­cant Boost to Ontario’s Neu­rotech Sec­tor (press release):

As part of its 2019 Neu­roTech Ontario Show­case, the Ontario Brain Insti­tute (OBI) today intro­duced the 2019 ONtre­pre­neurs – recip­i­ents of Canada’s sin­gle largest award for ear­ly-stage brain tech­nol­o­gy entre­pre­neurs … The suc­cess­ful 2019 ONtre­pre­neurs are: Israel Gasperin – Zen­trela, Joshua Lobo – Sta­bi­lo Med­ical, Zachary McMa­hon – LUCID, Maryam Nabavi – Vil­lage Tech­nolo­gies, Michael Philips – Vena Med­ical, and Alexan­der Theodor­ou – Ocuther­a­py. Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing new Sponsor & Partners to support the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th)

Proud to announce a new Sum­mit Spon­sor and two new Sum­mit Part­ners help­ing make the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit a great suc­cess!

New Silver Sponsor

EMOTIV is a bioin­for­mat­ics com­pa­ny advanc­ing under­stand­ing of the human brain using elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG) with a mis­sion to empow­er indi­vid­u­als and accel­er­ate brain research glob­al­ly. Dur­ing Expo Day, the com­pa­ny will present new appli­ca­tions of their EEG-based solu­tions.

New Partners

The Ontario Brain Insti­tute is a provin­cial­ly-fund­ed, not-for-prof­it research cen­tre max­i­miz­ing the impact of neu­ro­science and estab­lish­ing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, com­mer­cial­iza­tion and care.

Neu­roTechX is a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion with a mis­sion to build a strong neu­rotech­nol­o­gy com­mu­ni­ty by pro­vid­ing key resources and learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties.

 

About the Summit

– Brain­no­va­tions Judg­ing Pan­el

The 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 5–7th, 2017) will fea­ture over forty of the world’s top experts and inno­va­tors work­ing on ways to enhance our brain health and per­for­mance in light of emerg­ing neu­ro­science and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, and fea­ture a fun Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test. To Learn More & Reg­is­ter, please click HERE.

$3 million available for innovative solutions aimed at older adults via The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

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Cen­tre for Aging + Brain Health Inno­va­tion announces up to $3 mil­lion in fund­ing avail­able to sup­port indus­try inno­va­tions in the field of aging and brain health (press release):

The Cen­tre for Aging + Brain Health Inno­va­tion (CABHI) announced today the sec­ond round of fund­ing avail­able through its Indus­try Inno­va­tion Part­ner­ship Pro­gram (I2P2). This pro­gram is designed to enable Read the rest of this entry »

Smart brains up in Canada: 11 early-stage neurotech entrepreneurs receive award by The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

A record 11 Ontario inno­va­tors award­ed $50,000 to become Ontario Neu­rotech Entre­pre­neurs (press release):

The Ontario Brain Insti­tute [OBI] today announced the 2017 win­ners of its pio­neer­ing Ontario Neu­rotech (ONtre­pre­neurs) pro­gram to help ear­ly-stage entre­pre­neurs take their ideas “from the lab to the mar­ket­place.”

Since 2012, the ONtre­pre­neurs pro­gram has award­ed $50,000 to each win­ner and has sup­port­ed 34 entre­pre­neurs to-date. The pro­gram flows direct­ly from OBI’s man­date to unlock the huge com­mer­cial and med­ical poten­tial from what is already one of the largest com­mu­ni­ties of brain sci­en­tists in the world. One new ben­e­fit, through a col­lab­o­ra­tion with IBM Cana­da, is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to access the entre­pre­neur­ial ser­vices offered through IBM Glob­al Entre­pre­neur Pro­gram Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Meagher (Cogniciti): Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

Michael Meagher

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As the Pres­i­dent of Cog­nic­i­ti, a spin-off from Bay­crest reseach cen­ter and hos­pi­tal, I am excit­ed to help trans­form brain health from a reac­tive, “suf­fer-in-silence” space to a proac­tive, “let-me-take-con­trol-of-my-health” space. Read the rest of this entry »

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