INOVAIT is a pan-Canada network who is entrusted to grow Canada’s image-guided therapy (IGT) industry into a true global leader by facilitating the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) data handling into the most promising Canadian IGT companies and technologies.
Established in 2020 and supported by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, INOVAIT invests strategically in collaborative academic-industry partnerships that builds upon Canada’s strength in digital innovation and health science research to create a critical mass of world-leading IGT companies.
INOVAIT is pleased to announce a Canada-wide call for applications from industry and academic members for its first open round of pilot funding for collaborative research and development projects in the image-guided therapy (IGT) and artificial intelligence (AI) space.
In this round of funding, INOVAIT is looking to provide short-term pilot R&D projects in AI and IGT with up to $125,000 in matching funds. The most promising projects will then be eligible for follow-on funding of equal or greater amounts for three subsequent years. This competition is open to Canadian corporations, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations; however, each project requires two or more Canadian partners and must actively involve at least one Canadian small and medium enterprise (SME). Applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2021.