News archive 2016


AGE-WELL announces grants to support new tool that simplifies health information, and intergenerational digital storytelling in First Nations community

Sep 20 2016

Français AGE-WELL is funding two exciting new projects as part of its Strategic Investment Program (SIP), which provides rapid and responsive funding for knowledge mobilization activities and commercialization. The development of a novel tool that can simplify digital health information—instantly transforming online text to...

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Canadian Technology that Uses Speech to Track Alzheimer’s Captures First Prize at AGE-WELL Pitch Competition  

Jul 26 2016

(Français) Toronto, July 26, 2016: A new technology that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders has won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of...

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Partner Profile: CrossWing Inc.

Jul 01 2016

(Français) Robotics company CrossWing Inc. is like a lot of Canadian startups. It has promising technology and it’s looking to make the leap to a marketable commercial product. AGE-WELL is helping to bridge the gap by giving the Markham, Ont., company access to world-class...

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Creation of critical health technologies at heart of international agreement

Jun 13 2016

(Français)                                            June 13, 2016 Simon Fraser University University Communications 778.782.3210 Contacts: Marianne Meadahl, SFU University Communications, 778.782.9017; Olver Lum, City of Surrey communications manager, 604.591.4519; Gratianne Daum, Consulat de Vancouver, 604.637.5285; Creation of...

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Two AGE-WELL Funding Programs Now Open

Mar 08 2016

2016 Collaborative Impact Program AGE-WELL’s Collaborative Impact Program is a matched funding program that is designed to leverage partnerships between academic researchers and industry, government (provincial) and community organizations in order to accelerate Canadian innovation and economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life...

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Registration Open for the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia

Feb 12 2016

AGE-WELL, in partnership with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Aging2.0 Local | Toronto is proud to host a pitch competition July 23, 2016 in Toronto, ON Canada. The AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia is a networking event for entrepreneurs, emerging startups, and anyone with an interest...

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