"The idea is to foster research collaboration across institutions and disciplines and among basic and clinical scientists while including industry as a full partner not just domestically but globally" - Donald T. Stuss Ph.D.
Commercialization is a critical step in translating research ideas into better patient care. For the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), partnerships are at the root of this translation. We are working with industry to help catalyze the translation of brain research ideas into products that can improve the care of those living with brain disorders. The focus will be on accelerating the commercialization of brain-related technologies through the development of collaborative partnerships between the private sector and not-for-profit institutions. The OBI is committed to working with our local and global partners to move more scientific discoveries into the marketplace. This, in turn, will provide better and lower-cost care as well as to create jobs.
To support several ongoing programs, the OBI has created the Ontario Brain Innovation Council (OBIC) to accelerate the development of Ontario's neuroscience sector and contribute to the development of southern Ontario's growing neurotechnology cluster. This initiative brings together partners from industry, research, government, finance and patient advocacy groups. This pan-Ontario innovation council has the mandate to develop, evaluate, and support the growth of an Ontario neuroscience cluster. The OBIC will strengthen and diversify southern Ontario's economy by providing financial support to bring game-changing technology to market faster.