Delivering better, faster and safer health outcomes for Canadians
"Canadians have long been leading innovators in health and biosciences. Our government has brought together the best in the public and private sectors to find real health care solutions. The investment in the ICIGT project is helping to leverage Canada's strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning and image-guided therapies to ultimately deliver better health care for Canadians across the country while building the trust necessary to protect data privacy, safety and security."
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"Sunnybrook would like to thank the Government of Canada for this significant investment in image-guided therapeutics. For years, Sunnybrook, along with its partners, has been pioneering and commercializing groundbreaking work in this area. This important grant will help encourage further investment, inspire greater breakthroughs around the world, and elevate Canada's artificial intelligence and image-guided therapy sectors."
— Dr. Andy Smith, President and CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Today Minister Bains also launched Canada's new Digital Charter, which includes a set of principles that will help build a foundation of trust in a digital world for Canadians and Canadian businesses. It will guide the Government of Canada's actions as it continues to build an innovative, people-centred and inclusive digital and data economy.
ICIGT will begin with more than 70 partners, comprising 56 industry partners (including small, medium-sized and large enterprises), 12 universities, and 10 research foundations, granting agencies and non-governmental organizations. ICIGT is present in eight provinces and operates out of the Sunnybrook Research Institute.
This project is consistent with the recommendations of the Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table for nationally robust, digitalized, interconnected and patient-centred health data infrastructure.
This investment is made through stream 4 of the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program designed to attract and support high-quality business investments in Canada's most dynamic and innovative sectors.
In addition to the Strategic Innovation Fund, there are hundreds of programs and services to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada's economy. With a simple, story-based user interface, the Innovation Canada platform can match businesses with the most fitting programs and services in about two minutes.
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