Innovations in aging and brain health: What’s next?

By Rebecca Ihilchik

Interested in aging and brain health innovation? Want to learn more about Canada’s standing in the global industry? Look no further.

The Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), together in partnership with Mary Furlong & Associates, is proud to host What’s Next Canada’s Inaugural Innovation Day—the longevity industry’s premier event for networking, collaboration, and learning opportunities.

The event will feature presentations by leading entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies who are successfully targeting complex challenges in aging and brain health, facing the largest demographic in the world.

The day will also provide opportunities to learn from and network with leading researchers, seniors’ care providers, and investors who are building and scaling innovations that will transform the future of aging and brain health in Canada and around the globe.

Attendees will learn about topics and trends like:

  • Bridging the gap from research to adoption and commercialization
  • Innovating by and with—not to and for—individuals living with dementia and their caregivers
  • Global partnerships in aging and brain health innovation
  • Latest technologies like robotics, virtual reality, brain health assessment tools, and artificial intelligence

The event will also feature an exciting rapid-fire pitch competition, where an international roster of companies will compete for the 2019 CABHI Innovation Award. Some of the solutions to be showcased include:

  • Linked Senior, a platform that digitizes workflow to help long-term care staff engage residents in meaningful and personalized recreation activities
  • Darmiyan, an MRI-analyzing software that detects cell abnormalities at a microscopic level to help diagnose Alzheimer’s before the onset of symptoms
  • Motiview, a technology that allows older adults to take a virtual bicycle trip through familiar surroundings and memories, motivating users to increase their physical activity and cognitive training

Innovation Day is being held on March 20, 2019 in Toronto. It’s part of Baycrest’s 29th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference taking place March 18-19, 2019.

To learn more and to register for What’s Next Canada’s Inaugural Innovation Day, please visit

Rebecca Ihilchik is the Marketing & Communications Specialist at the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation.