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New partnership grows Canadian entrepreneurship and technology for global market

By 7 June 2016 No Comments

New partnership grows Canadian entrepreneurship
and technology for global market


The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and the MedDev Commercialization Centre (MDCC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on supporting health care technology developed by Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs to foster an innovative and globally competitive Canadian ecosystem.

ICTC and MDCC will contribute their respective expertise, tools, research capabilities and networks to advance this shared goal. Furthermore, technology developers will greatly contribute to the creation of high quality new jobs in the information and communications technology and healthcare industries in Canada, and will help make Canada a global leader in healthcare, medical devices and its associated ICT technology.

“We are thrilled to forge this new partnership and expand the potential for Canadian entrepreneurs to capitalize on a fast growing global medical devise market, and pave the way for Canada to be a world leader in this space,” said Namir Anani, President and CEO of ICTC.

Leaders will become aware of, and engaged in, Canadian technology health care creation and innovation in Canada through MDCC’s established networks of regional affiliated centers that facilitate regional industry outreach, program intake and regional economic development, and through ICTC’s established network of partners in industry, governments, and academia domestically and internationally.

“This new partnership between MDCC and ICTC lays the framework for the sharing of resources and expertise in support of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs in health care technology,” said Mr. Richard Meadows, Chief Operating Officer of MDCC. “With a strong knowledge base and a culture of innovation, the Canadian health care technology sector is positioned for rapid growth, and MDCC will work with ICTC to accelerate and broaden the impact of Canadian medical devices and associated digital technology by utilizing the strengths of both organizations.”

As the Canadian health care technology ecosystem grows and strengthens, so too will the need to have a deeper understanding of the economic and market opportunities as well as the talent needs. ICTC’s trusted technology, economic, labour, and market research combined with MDCC’s extensive knowledge and close connections with the medical device community, will  lay strong foundations for business success in a global economy. Both MDCC and ICTC understand the importance of helping businesses grow, especially during the critical early stages, to better serve the Canadian healthcare system and economy, and will seek opportunities to help these businesses.

About ICTC
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters innovative and globally competitive Canadian industries empowered by a talented and diverse digital workforce.

About MDCC
The MedDev Commercialization Centre (MDCC) is a not-for-profit organization that accelerates and de-risks the path to commercialization of Canadian medical device technologies. MDCC and its network assist technology developers through investment and links to financial resources, industry, hospitals, and patients, to obtain the services, resources, and expertise needed for success in the global clinical market.

www.meddevcentre.ca

CONTACT
Information and Communications Technology Council
116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0C2

Phone: 613-237-8551
Fax: 613-230-3490

info@ictc-ctic.ca

MDCC
40 Ruskin Street, Suite 5238
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7

Phone: 613-761-5211
Fax: 613-761-5448

mdcc@meddevcentre.ca