Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technologies Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) brings together a proven multidisciplinary faculty/staff experience, diversity and depth of students, state of the art facilities across four Centennial campuses, international reach, robust project management based on best practices and an extensive innovation ecosystem to benefit Canada’s health technologies industry.
WIMTACH will build on Centennial’s successful record over the past five years in college-industry innovation with health technologies, with 60 companies engaged, 40 products developed and 30 products commercialized. As the number of seniors living in Ontario is expected to double over the next 20 years, healthcare costs will skyrocket to 70% of the provincial budget within 12 years if left unchecked. WIMTACH will assist in health system innovation by enabling a full suite of technology development and commercialization services through Centennial.
WIMTACH was granted a $1.75 million federal grant on April 10, 2015, when the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology visited Centennial’s Progress Campus to discuss the need for more innovative industry partnered developments in technology.
Technical services to companies with products in development, testing and production.
Commercialization services to companies that are ready to launch in the market.
Training and networking services to sector’s entrepreneurs and start-ups.