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Toronto Health Innovation Week 2018 is Fast Approaching!

Toronto Health Innovation Week is back for a second consecutive year, taking place between April 9-13, 2018. This five-day event provides a space for great Canadian minds to come together and discuss the future of technology within the health industry. Toronto Health Innovation Week is presented by MaRS and TOHealth and is additionally fueled by dozens of notable partners and sponsors such as the University of Toronto, Telus, and Life Science Nation.

Last year Toronto Health Innovation Week was a huge hit! The top-attended events included RESI on MaRS bringing in 620 people. This included 330 investors from 12 different countries and 124 companies! The MaRS HealthKick Challenge caught the attention of 170 attendees, 15 different companies and 155 investors/strategic, corporate partners and sponsors. Other notable events that had over 350 people in attendance were Impact Health, MEDEC MedTech Conference and the THIW Reception.

"Congratulations on a hugely successful Toronto Health Innovation Week. I think it was a pretty remarkable week and everyone I know who participated was very happy that they did. The program for the week was particularly impressive. Thank you for doing this for our community and for our city. I am looking forward to next year."

- Tom Allison – Think Research

Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in over 30 events taking place in various venues throughout the city. Local innovators will have the chance to mingle and have their ideas heard by industry partners and potential investors. With everything from showcases to roundtables to exciting evening socials, this week is jam-packed with incredible networking and insight opportunities you won’t want to miss out on.

While many of the 2018 week’s events are open to the public for registration, others are by invitation only, so be sure to do your research to see which ones are open for attendance.

Here's a sneak peek into some of the week’s featured events:

The Impact Health Summit – April 9

This all-day event will kick off the week with several keynote speakers and appearances from major Canadian and global industry leaders. The Summit's focus is on showcasing and building new partnerships. The event is targeted towards a wide cross-section of audiences interested and engaged with accelerating their own company success along with the Health ecosystem in Canada. Plenary sessions will feature in depth conversations with CEOs and Executives about partnerships they have built, in order to create value and grow their organizations. Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 AM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Click here for ticketing information.

RESI on MaRS – April 10

RESI on MaRS was by far the most popular event of last year's Toronto Health Innovation Week, and you can expect it to be a returning favourite. The Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference is the most significant health investor event in Canada. It unites hundreds of early-stage investors from across the globe with fundraising CEOs from the most cutting-edge health startups in the areas of biotech, medical devices, digital health, and consumer health and wellness. RESI is offering the first-ever investor spotlight package. This package allows investment firms to be featured and stand out from more than 300+ investors attending the 2018 RESI Toronto conference. Check out the event page to see what the package includes and to register for the event today!

TELUS Ventures Summit - April 11

Looking for an opportunity to network amongst the most distinguished entrepreneurs, executive and investors in the Health Innovation industry? Look no further! Join global leaders in health IT, AI, IoT, and next-generation telecommunications services at the invitation-only 2nd annual TELUS Ventures Summit. TELUS Ventures is the most active corporate venture fund in Canada and is intent on bringing leaders from across industries, verticals, and geographies together to discuss dynamic drivers of corporate venture innovation. There will also be opportunities to set up one on ones throughout the day. The event page has all the schedule details as well as flight and hotel information.

The Future of Health Innovation - April 12

Head over to the MaRS Building Auditorium and Lower Concourse on College Street to catch this free conference presented by the University of Toronto. This all-day event will highlight and showcase health and life sciences innovations from U of T and other members of the Toronto community, including our affiliated hospital partners. The day's agenda will be divided into three specific areas of focus:

  • Theme 1 - Health Technology - Wearables and Robotics
  • Theme 2- Advancement of cell-based therapies and tissue-based technologies
  • Technology/Start-up Showcase.

Visit the event page here to register today.

Don’t wait to register because ticket prices increase March 10. Stay up to date on the Toronto Health Innovation Week's schedule here. Further event details will be released throughout the month of March.

Interested in getting your organization involved as a sponsor of the world's largest health urban innovation hub? Take advantage of the sponsor opportunities page where you can learn more about potential access, connection prospects and the chance to advance in the fast-growing health technology industry.

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