Innovative individuals and teams who are creating new solutions in healthcare, relative to the broad, ever-expanding field of rehabilitation:
- Commercially viable research project with evidence of product/tech-market fit that can make a significant contribution to the rehabilitation health field.
- The REHAB i2c program has adopted the (broad) World Health Organization (WHO) definition of rehabilitation: “a set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment.”
- Project must include a compelling plan for leveraging research/R&D to create a rehab health-related product and/or service; e.g., TRL 7 (TRL 5+ considered) or earlier-stage projects; minimum viable product (MVP); post prototype, etc.
- Applicant (or at least one team member) must be a part-time or full-time founder engaged in or in the process of creating a company.
- Applicants (and team members) must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
- Applicant (and team) must reside in Alberta during the program and intend to develop their innovation in Alberta.
- Must be available to engage in all REHAB i2c program activities and attend the final pitch session in person.
- Accelerate the path from research to commercialization for rehabilitation startups in Alberta through programming and funding.
- Create a connected community of rehab startups and offer them a network of mentors, advisors and connections across Alberta.
- Commercialize new technology that will provide faster, more effective rehabilitation processes that improve quality of life and optimize hospitals and healthcare system resources.
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