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Health Ecosphere

The Health Ecosphere program is a specialized program that connects hospitals with entrepreneurs, together with health services providers and academic institutions necessary, to guide and develop the unique innovations needed by healthcare organizations.

How does it work?

  1. Partner hospitals share their needs with the Health Ecosphere team.
  2. Entrepreneurs apply to a call for expressions of interest,by outlining their solution and providing an overview of themselves, their business, and their innovation.
  3. Selected entrepreneurs present their innovation at a Health Ecosphere event where partnering hospitals, including Southlakelisten to the pitches.
  4. After the event, the hospitals select entrepreneurs to introduce to their clinical teams. Their goal is to explore collaboration to solve real hospital problems.

Who is eligible to apply?
The Health Ecosphere is open to subject matter experts who respond to a call for Expressions of Interest and whose proposed “solutions” are selected by clinical teams.

What does it cost and what is required?

Companies participating in the Health Ecosphere program are expected to:

  • pay all of their own labour, operating and capital costs
  • make a cash and/or in-kind contribution equivalent to 50% of total project costs
  • enter into a formal contract with Southlake Regional Health Centre. Terms and conditions of the agreement are consistent with any grant or contribution funding received


If you have a healthcare-related innovation, or a technology, service or product, that may assist with future innovations, the Health Ecosphere program may be right for you!

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