Eight Simple Rules for Dating my Health System (LIVE) | Community of Innovation Podcast, Episode 8

Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Health System Panel, 2019 MaRS Health Innovation Week

Innovators are constantly courting their local healthcare systems, trying to meet the needs of an aging population.

They’re always on the prowl, seeking acceptance and, ultimately, a long term relationship. But before achieving such wedded bliss, innovators face the arduous task of navigating the health innovation dating jungle. Healthcare innovators often find it impossible to get a date, let alone get hitched.

In a special live taping at MaRS’ 2019 Health Innovation Week, the CABHI Community of Innovation podcast brings you a dynamic conversation with companies, funders, and healthcare organizations in order to better understand:

  • the dating landscape that is the Ontario healthcare system;
  • how innovators can make themselves more attractive to healthcare organizations;
  • who to date; and
  • what is important for innovators to bring to the dating table for healthcare organizations.

And most importantly, our listeners can learn what role clowns do or don’t play in their dating future. So, swipe right for this very special dating event…

Featuring panelists Eliav Shaked (CEO, RetiSpec), Garth Smith (Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships, Ontario Brain Insitute), Robby Spring (Trade Advisor, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Danish Trade Council), and Patrick Clifford (Director of Research and Innovation, Southlake Regional Health Centre). Moderated by Dr. Rosanne Aleong (Director, Research, Innovation & Translation at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute).


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The 2020 MaRS Health Innovation Week is taking place March 30 – April 3, 2020. Register and learn more here.


Podcast Theme music: “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, licensed under a Creative CommonAttribution License