Stream 4 – National Scale Initiatives at the intersection of Data and Digital Capabilities in the Health and Biosciences
Winning Applicant: Sunnybrook Research Institute
Project Name: Industry Consortium for Image Guided Therapy (ICIGT)
This proposal is a targeted commercialization initiative that leverages progress in artificial intelligence (AI) facilitated data processing and outstanding research and business expertise in Image-Guided Therapy (IGT). The initiative will advance leading-edge medical technologies by applying machine learning (ML) and AI to large diagnostic imaging datasets (e.g. MRI, CT).
|Technology advancement||Improved diagnostic accuracy (reduction in under diagnosis/over diagnosis) in brain disease, oncology, musculo-skeletal and diabetic issues.|
|Forging new partnerships||
Canada's strengths in IGT and artificial intelligence will be leveraged and merged to further scientific, clinical, and commercial breakthroughs.
ICIGT brings together IGT clusters in Toronto, ON; London, ON; Halifax, NS; Newfoundland, and Alberta.
|Improved health care for all Canadians||
The project will shorten pathways to market for promising and high-impact, disruptive technologies that are designed to address gaps in Canada's health care systems.
Reduced public health care costs are anticipated through improved diagnostic accuracy and speed of IGT-supported treatments.
|Catalyzing innovation and growth||
Technologies developed through the ICIGT are expected to underpin SME start-ups and expansion and have high export potential for adoption in global healthcare systems.
Many technologies developed with a focus on IGT will also be adaptable to other image-intensive industries.
|Other benefits||Disruptive application of machine learning to massive diagnostic image datasets|
A starting composition of 78 partners. Members are located across Canada with initial participants in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NS & NL including:
- Calavera Surgical Design, Toronto, ON
- Clarius Mobile Health, Burnaby, BC
- Conavi Medical, Toronto, ON
- Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
- Flosonics Medical, Sudbury, ON
- Harmonic Medical Inc., Toronto, ON
- Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, AB
- Rogue Research, Montreal, QC
- Synaptive Medical, Toronto, ON
- Vector Institute/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
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