Acceleration Services

CABHI-funded applicants are provided with access to a wide range of services.

CABHI’s Innovation Office connects point of care workers, industry leaders & healthcare innovators to professionals with wide-ranging and diverse global expertise in:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Project Management
  • Commercialization
  • Knowledge Mobilization

Core Services

Briefcase icon

Project Management Support

Every CABHI-funded project is assigned to one of the Project Managers in our Innovation Office, who will support you and your team to ensure your project stays on track and meets its milestones for success. Your assigned Project Manager is your point of contact for accessing CABHI’s Acceleration Services.

loudspeaker icon

Marketing & Communication

CABHI’s Marketing & Communications Department will help bolster your project’s outreach by sharing with media and our broad network of stakeholders.

Icon of buildings

Meeting and Event Space

Book our space for your meetings and networking opportunities. Housed at Baycrest Health Sciences, CABHI HQ offers state-of-the-art technology, exceptional meeting rooms, white board walls, and event space to its successful applicants and subject to availability.

Acceleration Services

As a CABHI-funded project, we will assist you in building a business plan and ensuring your project communicates its value in order to bolster opportunities for commercialization and/or wide-scale adoption of your innovation.

Icon of 3 people

Seniors’ Advisory Panel

The CABHI Senior’s Advisor Panel  is a consumer panel comprised of older adults and caregivers providing feedback to CABHI management on strategic and operational activities. From the perspective of their lived experience, the panel also provides input and mentorship to innovators to ensure that their solutions are truly solving real world ‘problems’. For CABHI-funded innovations, the SAP is available to:

  • Users’ feedback on design prototypes, products and solutions
  • Users to participate in design sessions and focus groups
  • Advisory/mentorship services
Icon of handshake

Business Development

CABHI recognizes that your project requires more than just funding. We give innovators access to the partners and networks to build key relationships. Our Business development Department provides both online and in-person support for innovators to prepare them for commercialization. Services available:

  • Market research support
  • Strategy and business development advisory
  • Connections within the healthcare innovation ecosystem
  • Connections to potential customers
  • IP and legal support
Icon of 3 people

Knowledge Mobilization

We embolden our innovators to support the spread and broader adoption of their successfully proven solutions. CABHI offers knowledge mobilization services to projects that are looking to sustain and scale. Services available:

  • A knowledge mobilization toolkit with tools/templates to support dissemination and implementation of innovations
  • Coaching and consultation
light bulb


CABHI offers design capability resources to assist project teams to define and clarify their intended user’s unmet needs, refine a unique value proposition, optimize product/service development and implementation, useability testing, and participatory design development. Services available:

  • Product/service design
  • Contextual design research
  • User insight
  • Development/implementation planning
Hands holding a cog icon

Trial Design and Research Ethics

CABHI can help projects to refine their trial design and research methods. These services will help the innovator to conceptualize, plan, and execute their trial to reach their research goals while meeting ethical requirements. Scientific and clinical consultation services for trials available, including topics such as:

  • Protocol design
  • Ethics and regulatory requirements
  • Participant recruitment
  • Data collection and management
  • Data analysis and interpretation

Simon Cheesman
Senior Manager
Innovation Office

James Mayer
Portfolio Manager
Innovation Office

Jonathan Suckling
Portfolio Manager
Innovation Office

Kristina Ioudine
Innovation Office

Stacey Guy
Implementation Specialist
Innovation Office

Spencer Giffin
Commercialization Lead
Innovation Office

Have a question?  Please contact us