Our Task

Turning Ideas Into Innovation

Ontario has more brain scientists than almost any jurisdiction in the world. 

Our task at the Ontario Brain Institute is to draw those researchers together into seamless, convergent partnerships with clinicians, industry, patients and their advocates. The goal: to facilitate the kind of continual interaction and discovery among these players that delivers innovative services and products for brain-related health care.

The Institute is a government-funded, not-for-profit initiative whose scope spans the entire continuum of brain science and treatment. As a virtual research centre, we have no labs and conduct no research of our own. Instead, our projects and programs are focused on bringing actors and elements together and enabling their interaction.

In doing so, we’re turning Ontario’s world caliber brain science into

  • successful Ontario companies and good jobs;
  • data and knowledge that can be shared with the world, and that will attract investment in Ontario;
  • commercialization of new treatments; and
  • improved patient care.

Our work is in support of a single vision: Ontario as a world leader in brain discovery, commercialization and care.