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

Keynote Speakers

  • Ashton Applewhite, TED Talk Speaker and Author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism
  • Moira Welsh, Investigative Reporter, The Toronto Star, and Author of Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care

 

Join us for a free all-access day rich with programming for older adults and the people who care for them!

Get a sneak peek at our new global community platform for older adults and their care partners in the innovation community. Enjoy sessions dedicated to challenging social isolation, crossing generational boundaries, bringing end-users into the innovation process, and demos of music, dance and cooking to keep the day as fun as it is informative.

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 in the longevity sector!

Hear how innovations for older adults are transforming older adults’ care and experiences of aging. Then head into our combined pitch competition, the sector’s largest at $1.5M in investment capital, with semi-finalists from both the Ontario Brain Institute and CABHI’s MC² Capital programs. Participate by voting on the companies you love; they may win the People’s Choice Awards, with $500,000 Yen to the audience’s pick in each program.

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!

Learn more about the two tracks of our combined pitch competition:

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!

Learn more about 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!

Welcome Greetings for CABHI Summit 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Honourable Mary Ng

Robin Martin

Public Health Agency of Canada

Presenting Sponsor

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