2nd Annual Halton Futures Summit
Haltech inspires Innovation in health tech while showcasing new cutting edge technologies
Health. Tech. Connect. was the theme for the 2017 Halton FUTURES Innovation Summit co-presented by Haltech and Halton Region Economic Development. The event put a spotlight on how smart, innovative technology solutions are transforming the delivery of healthcare services from the hospital clinic to home. The sold out conference gathered over 200 attendees, featuring more than 20 invited speakers including 3 keynote talks from Cloud DX , IBM Canada and Microsoft Canada.

The Summit concluded with a special session, the Tech Startup Spotlight, where pitches were made by local high potential health tech start ups: iCare Home Health , Digital Medical Experts , Eyecarrot Innovations and MedChart. Summit attendees voted live at the event for their favourite pitch, and MedChart took home the honours and cash prize, which was presented by Summit Gold sponsor BDC .

MedChart makes its mark - secures Southlake Hospital and wins Best Startup Pitch
October has been a very impressive month for MedChart as they announced a collaboration with Southlake Regional Health Centre to provide secure online access to patients' hospital records. Patients will now be able to go online to request and retrieve their medical records, diagnostic imaging, and any other relevant medical data generated over the past 10 years. MedChart also was in the spotlight at the 2017 Halton FUTURES Summit where they won the Best Startup Pitch, receiving a $1000 cash award presented by Summit Gold sponsor BDC .

Founded in 2015, Toronto-based MedChart is building Canada’s first consumer-moderated health information exchange via a patient-owned, institution-agnostic central record that can include a patients’ medical information from any Canadian healthcare provider. Read full Media Release from Southlake here
Recent achievements by Haltech's Clients and corporate members:

  • Spently closed their seed round of $500,000 lead by Extreme Venture Partners. 
Program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs in the digital media sector exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada to utilize new markets.
Application Deadline: November 12, 2017

Aims to accelerate the growth rate of high-potential Ontario technology and innovation based firms into globally competitive firms. Application Deadline: November 16, 5:00 pm

Aimed to accelerate the growth of cybersecurity startup/scaleup companies in Ontario. Ongoing application process.

Provides support for Ontario-based PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows to work on industry-driven research and development projects. Ongoing application process

For those looking to bring their innovative products and services to market as vendors for government procurement. Ongoing application process
Upcoming Haltech Events

  • Start Me Up! | Wednesday, November 15 | Haltech Hub @ TechPlace in Burlington
OTTO Motors designs, a division of Clearpath Robotics , manufactures and operates self-driving vehicles for industry, with the ultimate goal of making human driving obsolete. This year, they have been awarded the OCE's Mind to Market Award with the University of Waterloo , which celebrates Ontario Centres of Excellence’s best collaboration between Ontario’s business and academic communities.
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Andre Leidenheimer Ruiz Soler, Head of Enterprise Services Solution Strategy for Microsoft Canada, gave an inspirational keynote talk at the 2017 Halton FUTURES Summit about the human side of developing solutions for the future of healthcare
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