The Health Technology Exchange was established in 2004, with the support of the Government of Ontario, to accelerate innovation, commercialization and the growth of Ontario’s medical and assistive technologies sector.
The organization helps Ontario’s scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas into innovative medical and assistive technology products. It does this through three main program areas:
- The Medical and Assistive Technology R&D Program provides funding, on a competitive basis and in partnership with other research and commercialization partners, for the development and commercialization of assistive and medical technologies by Ontario researchers.
- The Medical and Assistive Technology Commercialization and Market Development Program connects and fosters collaborations among researchers, entrepreneurs and start-up companies. It also provides information resources such as technology development roadmaps, market research and intelligence, and seminars to build a vibrant medical and assistive technology innovation sector in Ontario.
- The “HTX.ca” Business-to-Business Web Portal provides a searchable database on opportunities for innovators and investors; innovative products currently under development or available for licensing or distribution; and information about medical and assistive technology innovators, research institutions, companies, products, professional services and other providers in Ontario and beyond.
For more information on The Health Technology Exchange visit: http://www.htx.ca/