The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and SOMPO Digital Lab partner to accelerate innovation in seniors’ care

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, and SOMPO Digital Lab announced a new partnership to accelerate the development and testing of innovations to address challenges faced by older adults living with dementia and their caregivers.

CABHI and SOMPO Digital Lab will jointly partner with innovative companies globally to test, validate, disseminate, adopt, and scale promising innovations in the longevity sector. Based in Toronto, Ontario, CABHI collaborates with a global network of partners, companies, and trial sites to drive innovation in the aging and brain health sector. SOMPO Digital Lab, the innovation group of Tokyo-based insurance and senior care conglomerate SOMPO Holdings, operates innovation hubs in Tokyo, Silicon Valley, and Tel Aviv.

Partnership initiatives include:

  • CABHI becoming a Charter Partner of SOMPO Digital Lab’s Innovation Partner Program to jointly identify and pilot innovations with a focus on brain health, aging, and caregiving
  • Collaborating on pilots which will allow both parties access to the latest innovations, sharing of data, and best practices that could be used to promote innovative solutions for improving quality of life for seniors and caregivers globally
  • Disseminating case studies on innovations in senior living and memory care

“CABHI’s programs and partnerships help make vital innovations accessible to older adults and their caregivers across Canada and around the globe,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Managing Director for CABHI, Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and Vice-President, Research at Baycrest. “We are thrilled to partner with SOMPO Digital Lab to advance promising innovations that will lead to better health outcomes in dementia care.”

“SOMPO Digital Lab’s mission is to foster innovation globally to ensure the health, security and wellbeing of its customers and society as a whole,” says Dan Ikehata, CEO of SOMPO Digital Lab in Silicon Valley. “Our partnership with CABHI will enable us to identify innovators who share our mission, especially in the area of dementia care.  We look forward to collaborating closely with CABHI.”