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We will create a highly effective culture of innovation, supported by organizational structures and activities that catalyze novel collaborations between our clinical, research, educational and corporate support areas. — Baycrest Strategic Plan 2018-2023 The Baycrest Innovation Office, BIO, is the preferred initial point of contact for Baycrest staff and members of industry seeking support in advancing innovation at Baycrest. BIO will assess novel ideas, innovations and technologies, and guide, track and support their development of progress, with the goal of dissemination, adoption, and potential commercialization. Comprised of professionals with extensive backgrounds in health innovation and adoption, the BIO team will prioritize, coordinate and celebrate all efforts in innovation. As well, BIO will work with CABHI, CLRI, KL-CARE and RRI to catalyze novel collaborations.


Identify best practices and technologies from across the globe that improve the standard of care at Baycrest and facilitate their implementation.


Track and monitor the progress of the idea's development, maintaining a record of intellectual property (IP) disclosures.


Organize and coordinate events with staff initiatives and the global health community to share knowledge and support health innovation.

Across all clinical and residential care programs and corporate support activities, the BIO team will also be charged with identifying practices, technologies and services that are emerging or, are already in the market that could be adopted internally to improve the client experience and operational effectiveness. BIO will bring these opportunities to our staff to explore fit and to ensure the appropriate path is taken for adoption or procurement.