A key partner in innovation, Deloitte has generously established an important fund to advance new idea development and commercialization of health innovations at Toronto Rehab.

The Deloitte Innovation Fund is providing vital research seed funding to help Toronto Rehab innovators achieve their commercialization goals in addressing specific and pressing unmet needs in the healthcare industry.

Toronto Rehab’s research efforts are creating caring solutions for preventing injury and illness, promoting independence, and restoring lives. With the support of visionary donors such as Deloitte, the enthusiasm and ideas of our research staff, faculty and students are being transformed into innovations that spur the development of new products, businesses and industries. The primary objective of our top-ranked iDAPT rehabilitation research centre is to reduce both the time to market and the costs associated with research and development of innovative health technologies, medical devices and therapeutics. 

The Deloitte Innovation Fund is helping bridge the funding gap in the commercialization by supporting exceptional individuals with the brightest minds to accelerate product development. Projects selected for funding must address an unmet need in rehabilitation care or in applied rehabilitation research, offer a potential new solution and have a realistic expectation that the innovation will be developed further by the market.

Inaugural awards from the Deloitte Innovation Fund were presented on June 19, 2017 to winners at the first POWER PLAY pitch competition hosted by the Toronto Rehab Foundation, in partnership with the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research and Age-Well NCE. POWER Play is a forum for start-ups that are seeking capital to bring their innovations to the next stage. Learn more about our award winners 

We thank Deloitte for their extraordinary $250,000 investment in support of our $100-million Where Incredible Happens Campaign.

In Photo: Deloitte Partner Lyn Baluyot presents Dr. Hisham Alshaer (middle) with his 1st prize award for Innovative Concept for WAKE Dx that aims to diagnose sleep apnea while the subject is awake. Toronto Rehab Foundation Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Alex Vaccari (right), also extends his congratulations. 
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