The Industry Innovation Partnership Program

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Are you a company with an innovative product or service that can help to improve brain health or quality of care for older adults? Do you want to test that product or service with older adults in a real-world setting at an eligible North American trial partner site?

CABHI is pleased to announce the launch of its Industry Innovation Partnership Program — a great funding opportunity designed to enable successful applicant companies worldwide, to work with an eligible seniors’ care organization trial partner to test and validate their product or service in the field of aging and brain health!

Through this program, CABHI will provide a co-investment of up to $600,000 (CAD) in funding to the eligible trial partner site to fund a trial of the successful applicant company’s innovative product or service.  In total, up to $1.5 million in funding is available through this program.

We are looking to fund ideas from product or services companies of any size or stage, including start-ups, small-to medium-sized enterprises or multinational enterprises worldwide. Successful applicants must work with a North American trial partner site to test their product or service.

To qualify for funding, project submissions must provide solutions to one of the following themes:

  • Emergency department visits: Solutions that avoid or reduce unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia
  • Falls prevention: Solutions that prevent falls or mitigate injury due to falls in older adults with dementia
  • Aging at home: Solutions for better management of complex chronic conditions for older adults with dementia living at home
  • Cognitive fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults

Up to $1.5 million is available in support of innovations for the healthcare sector (maximum of $600,000 per project). CABHI will provide 50% of the funding to the eligible North American trial partner site to work with the company to test and validate the company’s product or solution. Successful applicants will be required to co-invest 50% of the project costs through cash and in-kind support.

Join one of our webinars to learn more!

Register for one of our free webinars to learn more about how to submit a successful proposal for the Industry Innovation Partnership Program!  Topics will include: keys to a successful proposal, how to submit a proposal through our online portals, funding allocation and responsibility for reporting, and much more!

Webinar Dates & Times:

Monday, November 14, 2016     12 – 1 pm EDT (Register)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016      12 – 1 pm EDT (Register)

To Apply for Funding:

Step 1: Read the Industry Innovation Partnership Program Call for Innovations – Information Package for details about the application process, timing and selection criteria before submitting your application form.  
Step 2: Submit your Expression of Interest by 5 pm on December 9, 2016 (EST). CABHI will perform preliminary review and shortlist applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online application by December 23, 2016.
Step 3: Submit your Application Form by 5 pm on January 12, 2017 (EST).

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science, as well as the Government of Canada through the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Baycrest Foundation.

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