Startup ForumCategory: Startup CompetitionsBiome Innovation Challenge
foundersbeta Staff asked 5 months ago

Every five minutes, a Canadian dies from cardiovascular disease. As one of the leading causes of preventable premature death in Canada, this is a major public health challenge. It’s time for solutions — ones that will transform cardiovascular care for a generation. And you have a role to play.

As the key actor of the Canadian Biome Innovation Hub, Novartis launches the Biome Innovation Challenge – a pan-canadian initiative aiming at developing technologies or approaches with the potential to prevent cardiovascular disease or improve outcomes for Canadians with CVD.

If you are part of a healthcare, pharmaceutical or tech startup OR a university research chair in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, you are strongly invited to join this competition and collaborate with Novartis to find solutions to prevent CVD in Canada!

 –  Application Phase: August 23 – September 12, 2021
 –  1st Round Voting: September 13, 2021
 –  Live Presentations: September 14, 2021
 –  Deepening Phase: September 15 – October 27, 2021
 –  Final Event: October 28, 2021


The top eight teams will be invited to present at the Edmonton community event of the Biome Summit on September 14 and the jury will select the three best teams that will move to the next round. These teams will then have the opportunity to develop their projects even further with the help of mentors and pitch to a panel of industry experts from within the Biome’s multi-industry ecosystem.

More than getting expert mentorship and having access to unique resources, the finalist teams will have the opportunity to meet with executives from the Biome Summit Community, will get to present their ideas at the monthly Global Biome Network meeting and will win tickets to C2 Montréal!

Together, we can spotlight CVD as a public health priority and focus on large-scale solutions. Take your seat at the Biome CVD Summit and let’s create a blueprint for the future of cardiovascular care in Canada!  Be at the heart of change.

Check it out here. 

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