Program aims to grow small and medium-sized technology enterprises
OTTAWA, November 17, 2021 – Calian Group Ltd., (TSX: CGY), a diverse products and services company providing innovative solutions for the healthcare, communications, learning and security sectors and L-SPARK, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, announce the launch of their joint accelerator program, which aims to grow Canadian technology companies in the rapidly expanding area of digital health.
The partnership will help small and medium-sized technology enterprises (SMEs) grow their businesses and bring new products to market by integrating with the Calian digital health platform as a service (PaaS) solution. Doing so will enable value-added functionality across the care continuum. Chosen companies will also gain access to Calian sales and distribution channels and extensive customer base. Ideal participants are Canadian companies focused on areas such as care team collaboration, education content and patient engagement, remote monitoring, and medication management.
Calian is deeply rooted in the Canadian healthcare industry and has a demonstrated track record in delivery of high-quality healthcare services and solutions for over 20 years. With a network of more than 2,400 health care professionals, Calian supports over six million patient visits per year at over 180 clinic locations across Canada.
“This is an exciting initiative with the potential to transform the healthcare experience,” says Sacha Gera, President, IT and Cyber Solutions, Calian. “In cultivating the emerging MedTech ecosystem in Canada, we can provide healthcare organizations with easy access to high-value capabilities that can improve the efficiency, agility and quality of care.”
“Healthcare is undergoing a major digital transformation, driven by urgent need along with rapidly evolving digital health technologies to improve care delivery and accessibility”, said Leo Lax, Executive Managing Director of L-SPARK. “By partnering with Calian to deliver this new accelerator program, we are bringing together an established leader in the digital health industry with emerging health tech innovators to deliver next generation solutions to the market. This program will help to bring innovative health solutions into the hands of more clinicians, improving both efficiencies and patient outcomes.”
Applications for the Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator are now open and will run until December 15, 2021, after which a short list of companies will be invited to participate in a two-week “bootcamp” in January to learn more about the Calian platform and work with an L-SPARK mentor. Calian and L-SPARK will then host a selection day where they will choose the companies that will make up the inaugural accelerator cohort.
For more information, or to apply to the next accelerator round, visit https://www.l-spark.com/programs/medtech-accelerator/#calian