Events

Clinexus works to connect you with related industry events that will provide you with networking opportunities, access to key industry stakeholders, relevant information and more. Our list of featured industry events includes:

Clinexus Events

Market Development

Funding/Financing


Third Call for Demonstration Project Applications

Information Webinar: January 17, 2013

Application Deadline: February 18, 2013

Clinexus has launched a third call for applications to our Health Product Demonstration Pilot Program. Co-funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, the program provides small to medium sized, health technology companies in Alberta access to clinical testing and evaluation services. Through this program, Clinexus aims to solve the challenges experienced by many companies in the province who require access to clinical expertise and financial assistance to complete product testing and evaluation for regulatory approval and commercial launch.

The total project value that a company can request is in the range of $100,000-$300,000. Depending upon the nature of the project, Clinexus will reimburse 40% to 60% of the project costs with the remaining funds matched by the applicant company.

Unlike the first two rounds, we have now streamlined our processes and will not require an Expression of Interest document. Instead, companies are invited to provide a full and final program application, which is to arrive at our offices by no later than 5:00 pm on February 18, 2013. Successful applicants and the clinical testing site will be notified 4-8 weeks later. If there are a sufficient number of qualified projects, this may be the final call for applications under this funding program.

Program details and application forms can be found on the Clinexus website.

Clinexus will be hosting a webinar to present the program, to explain the application form and to answer any questions. These webinars will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 2.00 pm MT. To connect to webinar, click here.

For more information about the program, please contact demonstrations@clinexus.ca.


Clinexus Medical Device Registration Pilot Program

Call for Applications

Clinexus, a division of Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, is calling for applications for a new Medical Device Registration Pilot Program. Co-funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, the program provides support to small to medium sized, Alberta-based, health technology companies to register their medical devices under the Clinexus ISO 13485 quality system umbrella. This program can be critical for companies taking their first step towards introducing their medical devices into the Canadian market.

Key features of the Medical Device Registration Pilot Program:

  • Clinexus will work with participating companies to meet applicable Canadian Medical Devices Regulations and ISO 13485 requirements.
  • Clinexus will facilitate registration of the medical device under a private label medical device.
  • The program will enable companies to introduce their medical device into the Canadian market.

Program details and Expression of Interest Application Forms can be found on the Clinexus website.

Questions? Contact register@clinexus.ca


AIHS Knowledge-to-Action Grant

Application Deadline: January 25, 2013

AIHS defines knowledge translation as a deliberate process of information exchange between producers and potential users of research to support evidence-informed decision-making and decision-maker informed research, ultimately for the betterment of the health and well-being of individuals.

The AIHS Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) Grant opportunity is intended to support the uptake of research evidence into health policy, practice and commercial development of products; and to help build on the growing body of evidence for the most effective ways to approach knowledge translation. The KTA Grant is a competitive, peer-reviewed award to a maximum of $25,000 funding.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2013 at 4 pm.

Click here for full details about the KTA Grant application process.


Meet with Alberta International Office Representatives

Calgary: January 30, 2013

Join Calgary Economic Development for a series of 1:1 meetings with representatives from Alberta's international offices located in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, U.K. and Washington D.C. This is an opportunity for Calgary exporters and SMEs to learn about the services offered by Alberta's international offices and how they can assist with international expansion plans. Schedule your 15 minute session with Alberta's representatives to explore opportunities for your business to reach new markets.

Who should attend this event?

  • Companies that are interested in exporting and doing business in global markets
  • Organizations that have already have a presence or intend to expand their network into any of these markets

This event is free of charge, but due to the nature of the event, 1:1 meetings must be pre-booked. Please confirm the country of interest when requesting the meetings. Please RSVP via email to Rosie Sorensen or by phone at 780-427-9004.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Global Business Centre - Terrace View Room, 5th floor, 136 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB
(Access through Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, North Building)


Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization

Project Idea Deadline: January 31, 2013

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) in Edmonton is pleased to announce the official call for proposals for the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization. The program aims at supporting joint R&D and commercialization activities between SMEs from Alberta and German partner companies or independent research institutions in Germany. Thus, the program goals are to further the global competitiveness of the participants and to foster increased international trade and economic growth.

Here is a short summary of the funding details:

  • The project’s scope must address one of the following areas of technology: clean energy and environmental technology, advanced materials (including micro/ nanotechnology), industrial bio-technology, health or information and communication technology.
  • Eligible projects are applied research and development, product development, proof of concept, prototype development or technology demonstration.
  • At present the maximum project contribution by GCCIR is 150,000 CAD, which will be granted to the Alberta applicant.
  • The deadline for the submission of project ideas is January 31, 2013.

For more information, please see the attached information sheet and the application form. Both documents are also available for download on the GCCIR website.


Canada/Bosch Mobile Health Challenge

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013

Stanford University: March 13th, 2013

This challenge is a partnership between the Consulate General of Canada - San Francisco/Palo Alto, and Bosch™ Healthcare Systems, Inc. hosted at Stanford University. The purpose of the challenge is to foster long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations in the area of digital health/e-health/personalized health/mobile health. The competition is only open to Canadian companies.

This challenge is an opportunity to:

  1. Showcase Canadian m-health and e-health entrepreneurs/startup companies and provide an opportunity to engage with C-level executives from industry and venture partners, and
  2. Create a collaboration challenge around the following key issues raised by Bosch™:
  • Enterprise Analytics
  • Interoperable health information exchange
  • Healthcare platform that is device agnostic
  • Technologies for monitoring environmental health factors
  • Diabetes Solution
  • Cardiac Solution
  • Asthma Solution
  • Managing allergies with diagnostics

Submission rules and additional information can be found on the competition website.


Wavefront Wireless Summits  (M2M Summit + Business Summit)

Vancouver: February 4-6, 2013

With 50 billion connected devices by 2020, how does your mHealth device stay relevant?  Attend the Wavefront Wireless Summits  (M2M Summit + Business Summit) February 4, 5 & 6 in Vancouver, BC to find out.

The M2M Summit looks at the interconnection of devices and the networks needed to provide the wireless corridor. Smart grid, mobile healthcare, remote monitoring & control, video surveillance, wireless security, smart cars, and tag & tracking technologies are some of the rapidly evolving areas because of M2M.  Speakers include:  

  • FCC’s CTO Henning Schulzrinne on the coming of M2M
  • Carrier opportunities with speakers from Rogers, Deutsche Telekom, and Austria Telekom
  • Product manufacturers including GE, HP, SAP and Sierra Wireless
  • Content providers including Google

Reduce registration fees by a further 10% by using discount code pat2013 during on-line registration.

For complete details and to register, go to the summit website.


TEC VenturePrize

Registration Deadline: February 21st, 2013

Alberta's business plan competition, the TEC VenturePrize, is once again open for submissions.

This program helps entrepreneurs build viable technology-based businesses.  In addition to the $150,000 prize package of cash and services, participants have access to mentorship, media exposure, networking and detailed feedback on their business plans.

For more information, please see the VenturePrize information sheet.


CANARIE Offers Free Cloud-Computing Resources to SME's

Businesses across Canada can now apply for free cloud-computing resources through a program that aims to improve Canada’s competitive position in the technology sector.

The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program is offered by CANARIE, operator of Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, in partnership with two other leading technology organizations, Compute Canada, and Cybera. It is designed to help entrepreneurs develop and test new products without prohibitive product development costs, so that Canadian companies can get a competitive foothold in emerging technology markets. The goal is to support hundreds of projects across Canada over the next three years.

For more information, see DAIR's announcement.


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