The Baycrest Innovation Engine develops, evaluates and transfers new practices, knowledge and products from our health sciences platform to the division at Baycrest responsible for bringing products to market, and has a system-wide impact on care delivery, quality of life and health and wellness.
At Baycrest, we create, evaluate and transfer new practices, knowledge and products from our health sciences platform and bring them to market to provide a system-wide impact on care delivery, quality of life and health and wellness for an aging population.
Innovative thinking can be found across the campus and is driven through three key areas:
We have made considerable headway in our efforts to commercialize our know-how so we can share it on a global scale. We are building our in-house capacity with new entrepreneurs-in-residence in the Centre for Brain Fitness who work with clinicians and scientists to develop and market our intellectual property.
Cogniciti, our for-profit company in partnership with MaRS, will launch a new online cognitive self-assessment tool later this year. The tool enables aging adults to assess their thinking skills from the comfort of their home computer. The aim of the tool is to indicate whether an individual is experiencing normal age-related cognitive problems, or those possibly indicative of a more severe impairment – such as mild cognitive impairment – that requires a visit to their doctor.
Baycrest launched the first health-care sector use of cloud services to share many kinds of non-confidential workflow and data forms. Partnering with global software giant, Microsoft, and its partner company, Orangutech, to develop the cloud that allows health-care organizations to save time and resources.