CABHI Summit 2021


CABHI Summit 2021

Presented by SOMPO Digital Lab and co-hosted with Mary Furlong & Associates, this two-day virtual global event is for:

Thought leaders

Innovators

Investors

Healthcare providers

Researchers

Older adults

Visionaries

Companies around the world

Last year, just two days before the world shut-down in-person events, CABHI’s “What’s Next Canada” conference pivoted from a planned in-person event to a virtual one – and to rave reviews.

This year, we’re taking these insights and going global to launch:

The largest pitch competitions for agetech, neurotech and healthtech solutions, with $1.5M in prizes available.

A new global community platform for older adults and their care partners

Exclusive digital networking opportunities for VIP guests and exhibitors

Stellar speakers and engaging content on the agenda for all attendees to experience

As a digital-first solutions accelerator, CABHI sparks collaboration. We bring innovators, investors, older adults, and caregivers together to accelerate impact and amplify innovation in aging and brain health.

Join us. Broaden your reach. Bridge the gap between those who make and use agetech and healthtech solutions.

Also be sure to visit our partners at the Rotman Research Institute, whose conference takes place the same week as ours on the theme of “Optimizing Cognitive and Behavioural Function in Disorders of the Aging Brain.” Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, March 24

The Leap Forward: Launching a Global Innovation Community of Older Adults

Opening Keynote

  • Ashton Applewhite, TED Talk Speaker and Author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism

Join us for the official launch of our new global community platform for older adults and their care partners in the innovation community. In between sessions, we’ll also be sharing short, accessible introductory remarks that frame and explain the science behind the innovations and services we’ll discuss, including:

  • Panel: We Are Social Animals – Why Your Brain Needs Connection
  • Dance experience: Sharing Dance with Seniors: Baycrest and the National Ballet School of Canada
  • Musical performance: Perrin York, American Idol finalist performs
  • Innovation challenge: How End-users Inform Innovation
  • Intergenerational chat: Discovery, Access, and Lifelong Learning – Digital Immigrants Speak with Digital Natives
  • Chef demo/competition: Canada versus the US celebrity chef challenge
  • Concluding panel: Inclusive Innovation, or Bringing the End-user to the Virtual Table

Thursday, March 25

The Business of Aging Well and Combined Pitch Competition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Andre Picard, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail, and Author of Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.
  • Richard Lui, Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC, and Author of Enough about Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness

Get ready for a day geared to innovators and investors alike in the longevity sector. Experience our combined pitch competition, the sector’s largest with semi-finalists from both the Ontario Brain Institute and CABHI’s programs! Join us as we delve into:

  • Panel: The Investor’s Conundrum – Meeting End-users’ Needs and Investors’ Objectives
  • Panel: Achieving Global Distribution in Long-term Care
  • Pitch sessions: Semi-finalists for OBI’s ONtrepreneurs Program
  • Case study conversation: Entrepreneur 101, or Maximizing Value with Your Accelerator
  • Pitch sessions: Semi-finalists for MC² Capital Program
  • Panel: The Researchpreneur of the Future – Skills and Competencies to Break the Innovation Barrier
  • Awards and Entertainment to close!

Tuesday, March 23

Public Panel Discussion on Innovation and Technology in Dementia Care

Join us for an examination on how different technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual care, can enhance the experience of aging for all both during the pandemic and beyond, as well as how technologies need to be balanced with the human element to ensure older adults everywhere are healthy, happy and thriving in residential care and at home.

  • George MacGinnis, Healthy Ageing Challenge Director, UK Research and Innovation
  • Yasuko Akutsu, President & CEO of MT Healthcare Design Research Inc, Japan
  • Jason Resendez, Executive Director of the Us Against Alzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity and Head of the Latinos Against Alzheimer’s Coalition
  • Bridgette Murphy, Managing Director and COO of AGE-WELL
  • Moderator: Dr. Allison Sekuler, Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute and CABHI

Register for this free event here

See the full lineup of the Rotman Research Institute’s events here.

Get ready for the longevity sector’s largest combined pitch competition, with a pool of $1.5M for the best and brightest Canadian agetech, healthtech, and neurotech companies emerging today.

Through an unprecedented collaborative partnership – funded by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), and Innovacorp, with sponsorship from SOMPO Digital Lab – we will be holding two live pitch competitions on Thursday, March 25.

Join us for these exciting live events. Discover the latest agetech, neurotech and healthtech solutions. And you decide: vote for your favourites to win the People’s Choice Awards!

Attention, Canadian startups!

Apply by March 1, 2021 to participate in one of our two pitch competitions:

If your company is:

  • In its early stage and focused on neurotechnology development?
  • Based in Ontario and focused on developing a technology based on scientific research, one that has a fundamental impact on how people understand, diagnose, improve or treat brain and brain-related disorders?
  • Commercializing neurotechnology (e.g., devices, therapeutics, software/ICT)?

If your company is:

  • At an early stage and seeking capital to grow and scale?
  • Based in Ontario or Nova Scotia, or, if in another part of Canada, has headquarters and/or traction in Ontario?
  • Focused on healthtech solutions that can improve the lives of aging adults?

If your company is:

  • In its early stage and focused on neurotechnology development?
  • Based in Ontario and focused on developing a technology based on scientific research, one that has a fundamental impact on how people understand, diagnose, improve or treat brain and brain-related disorders?
  • Commercializing neurotechnology (e.g., devices, therapeutics, software/ICT)?

Apply to the Ontario Brain Institute’s ONtrepreneurs Program, seeking early-stage companies and solutions!

If your company is:

  • At an early stage and seeking capital to grow and scale?
  • Based in Ontario or Nova Scotia, or, if in another part of Canada, has headquarters and/or traction in Ontario?
  • Focused on healthtech solutions that can improve the lives of aging adults?

Apply to the CABHI MC2 Capital Program, seeking early stage companies and solutions ready to grow and scale!

Apply to the Ontario Brain Institute’s ONtrepreneurs Program, seeking early-stage companies and solutions!

Apply to the CABHI MC2 Capital Program, seeking early stage companies and solutions ready to grow and scale!