The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization Announces New Public Relations & Communications Services Member Benefit
OBIO hosted its Annual Public Meeting with the theme centered on “Bridging the Access to Talent Gap” at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP yesterday. The OBIO Annual Public Meeting provided a platform to highlight OBIO’s accomplishments made in 2016, upcoming initiatives for 2017 and an opportunity to hear from Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Cristina Martins and Members of the OBIO MPP Health Science Caucus, MPP Shafiq Qaadri and MPP Bill Walker, who welcomed networking with over 60 health science industry professionals.
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OBIO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®).
Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO offers her insights into the premiere conference for MedTech companies.
Thoughts from OBIO's own VP of Strategic Finance, Christine Charette, summarizing the topics relevant to startups at the 2016 AdvaMed Conference.
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Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO shares her advice on navigating the Health Science Investor in Part 2 of the Combined Conference Insights on RESI Boston & Digital Medicine Connect at BioPharm America September 13,14,15 2016
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Christine Charette, SVP Strategic Finance, OBIO offers her perspective on the RESI conference and BioPharm America.
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The article titled "From Opportunities To ROI – Adopting Innovation In Canada" focusses on the key recommendations of the OBIO report “How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy.”
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OBIO is a not-for-profit organization committed to the development of an integrated health innovation economy for the province. Its report, How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy, was based on surveys and interviews with 125 CEOs of health science companies around the country. It makes recommendations aimed to ensure Canadians get the economic and patient benefits from being competitive in the global health market.
OBIO initiated the Eastern leg of its Provincewide Tour in Ottawa to promote their recently released report “How Canada Should be Engaging in a $9 Trillion Dollar Health Economy."
Tuesday in a joint announcement the Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, Minister of Science, and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism unveiled 6 action areas to build an innovative Canada.
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The 2016 Federal Liberal budget contains funding to support a much needed Innovation Agenda and promises to build globally competitive companies. At the same time the majority of this funding is directed to incubators and accelerators, granting councils and public institutions to support basic research. In order to compete in the $9 trillion global health science economy, Canada needs to devote financial resources to health science companies at the next stage of development by investing in scale up, job creation and revenue generation.
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Gail Garland, OBIO CEO talks with BNN about the economic and health benefits that accrue to Canada by building a globally competitive Canadian health science industry. Click here for the full interview.
Canada needs a strategy to reach its biotech potential. Canada has a well-known research sector and relatively strong infrastructure to nurture startups, but once biotech companies start to grow, they often stall and struggle for resources.
On May 22, 2015, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West John Carmichael, along with Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore Bernard Trottier announced an investment of up to $3.894 million to support the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization’s (OBIO®) efforts to boost investment opportunities for Ontario companies and strengthen innovation for Ontario’s
commercial bioscience cluster.