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Innovators and Entrepreneurs Met at Inaugural York Region MedEdge 2011

June 16, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

There was a positive energy at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts as 200 medtech innovators and entrepreneurs networked with industry leaders, funders, academia and hospitals in York Region.

MedEdge 2011 was the premier event for senior executives from medical devices and life science companies in York Region.

Participants learned about exciting new technological innovations, partnering and funding opportunities and fibre optic network advances impacting researchers in health care IT.

The impressive list of leaders included Wayne Gudbranson, President & CEO Branham Group and Patrick Horgan, VP of Manufacturing IBM who highlighted health care IT and opportunities to build alliances and build enterprise capacity.  Top executives from The Research Institute at Southlake, Markham Stouffville Hospital and York Central Hospital discussed commercialization opportunities and research capacity.

Speakers of the day included:

It was a day of uncovering potential opportunities for collaboration; building strategic alliances and partnerships in your own backyard and beyond!

What did attendees enjoy or value from the event?

  • “Great to see the focus on York Region”
  • “The networking opportunity as well as a chance to catch up on the key initiatives linked to health care and social innovation happening in the Region”
  • “Excellent speakers, excellent dialogue”
  • “The opportunity to network with those in the life sciences, local companies and key executives from healthcare”
  • “A very professionally managed event in a great location”

The event was sponsored by Employment Ontario, The Regional Municipality of York, Town of Richmond Hill, and ventureLAB


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