31 min

The Path To Nurturing The Canadian Health Sciences Ecosystem With MaRS Discovery District Making Impact Podcast

    • Technology

In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Amol Deshpande,

Senior Director, Ecosystem-Health Sciences at MaRS Discovery District. Amol combines a clinical background of 25 years in chronic pain with evidence-based decision making, including domain knowledge in cannabis in chronic pain and QI projects to improve pain medicine and a strategic process to help navigate the healthcare space.

MaRS Discovery District is a launchpad for startups, a platform for researchers, and a home to innovators. They support over 1,400 Canadian science and tech companies that are tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of their growth, from startup to scale-up. They focus on the four sectors — cleantech, health, fintech, and enterprise software — where the potential is greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the economy.

MaRS brings together the innovation community to grow the economy and make an impact. From advisory services to connections to talent, capital, customers and They also provide access to the MaRS ecosystem, a curated community of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academics and government partners.



1:12 - Introduction to MaRs and Amol’s Origin Story

3:38 - Bringing new technologies into the healthcare industry as a start-up

5:11 - Challenges in implementing new technologies

9:20 - Identifying solutions to healthcare problems & bringing them into the ecosystem

14:50 - Breaking down the silos between regionalism

20:25 - Challenges in retaining talent in the industry

23:00 - Upcoming initiatives at MaRS

27:02 - Amol’s ultimate vision for the ecosystem



Resources

MaRs: https://www.marsdd.com/



Connect With ODAIA

Blog: http://www.odaia.ai/making-impact/the-path-to-nurturing-the-canadian-health-sciences-ecosystem-with-mars-discovery-district

Website: https://www.odaia.ai/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/odaiaintelligence/

Contact Us: https://www.odaia.ai/contact

In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Amol Deshpande,

Senior Director, Ecosystem-Health Sciences at MaRS Discovery District. Amol combines a clinical background of 25 years in chronic pain with evidence-based decision making, including domain knowledge in cannabis in chronic pain and QI projects to improve pain medicine and a strategic process to help navigate the healthcare space.

MaRS Discovery District is a launchpad for startups, a platform for researchers, and a home to innovators. They support over 1,400 Canadian science and tech companies that are tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of their growth, from startup to scale-up. They focus on the four sectors — cleantech, health, fintech, and enterprise software — where the potential is greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the economy.

MaRS brings together the innovation community to grow the economy and make an impact. From advisory services to connections to talent, capital, customers and They also provide access to the MaRS ecosystem, a curated community of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academics and government partners.



1:12 - Introduction to MaRs and Amol’s Origin Story

3:38 - Bringing new technologies into the healthcare industry as a start-up

5:11 - Challenges in implementing new technologies

9:20 - Identifying solutions to healthcare problems & bringing them into the ecosystem

14:50 - Breaking down the silos between regionalism

20:25 - Challenges in retaining talent in the industry

23:00 - Upcoming initiatives at MaRS

27:02 - Amol’s ultimate vision for the ecosystem



Resources

MaRs: https://www.marsdd.com/



Connect With ODAIA

Blog: http://www.odaia.ai/making-impact/the-path-to-nurturing-the-canadian-health-sciences-ecosystem-with-mars-discovery-district

Website: https://www.odaia.ai/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/odaiaintelligence/

Contact Us: https://www.odaia.ai/contact

31 min

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