Last month IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences officially launched the Innovation Exchange, a 7,000 sq. ft health innovation accelerator at 1 King St. W in downtown Hamilton. Check out the announcement below:
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and IBM Canada have continued to build on the IBM/HHS innovation collaborative announced in March 2016 and, on June 26, officially launched a new health innovation accelerator in downtown Hamilton, which will serve as a platform for local entrepreneurs, researchers and healthcare professionals to collaborate on projects that will help improve the delivery of healthcare across the region, the country and the global market.
The HHS Innovation Exchange initiative, within the IBM Innovation Space in Hamilton, gives participants access to an array of IBM Watson cognitive and analytics software, expertise in cloud computing and high-performance computing infrastructure, and a network of global collaborators. Hamilton Health Sciences, with its cadre of more than 1,500 research staff and 15,000 healthcare employees across six facilities, provides practical industry expertise and a â€śreal-worldâ€ť test environment.
â€śWeâ€™re applying our respective expertise in health and technology to find innovative solutions to todayâ€™s most pressing healthcare challenges,â€ť said Rob MacIsaac, president & CEO of HHS. â€śThis centre will serve as a launch pad for work that will change how we provide health care in Ontario, and beyond.â€ť
Also check out IBM Canada President Dino Trevisani (@DinoTrevisani) elaborating on the concept in an interview with Bloomberg: