GHIA Alberta Community Event Series

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GHIA Alberta Community Event Series

June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Global Healthcare Innovation Academy’s (GHIA) Alberta Community Event Series

Join us as we shine a spotlight on just a few of the Alberta innovation supports and services available for life sciences, digital health, and health care.

Together and with our other university and community partners, we hope to help academics, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and companies bring their ground-breaking discoveries (both social and commercial innovations) to market–to make care better for our communities.

These events are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hosted by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health’s W21C Research and Innovation Centre, University of Calgary. Thank you to our participating partners: Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Innovate Calgary, Mitacs, Alberta Innovates, Thin Air Labs, Western Economic Diversification 


GHIA Alberta Community Event Series: June 1-8, 2021 

 June 1, 12:00-1:00 pm W21C Open House: Supporting Innovators in Alberta and Beyond through Research and Validation—spotlight on Human Factors and Clinical Trials 

June 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Making your elevator pitch: Sparking interest in 90 seconds or less presented by Innovate Calgary  

June 3, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Giving Life to Life Sciences Innovation: An overview of the Alberta ecosystem presented by Life Sciences Innovation Hub   

June 4, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. W21C SPARK Calgary Roundtable Panel – funding challenges and opportunities for early-stage digital health projects   

June 8, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. How to Fund Your Innovation Through Mitacs 


GHIA: June 7-9, 2021

GHIA is an 
international scientific and business pitch competition with streams for biomedical, social, and COVID-19 innovations, taking place virtually from June 7-9, 2021. Attend keynote talks and workshops from world class scientists and innovators, participate in networking sessions with international attendees, and vote for your favourite innovation!  

Register for GHIA to access all the sessions including the Alberta Community Event Series HERE 


June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
June 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


W21C Research and Innovation Centre
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