Lily manages the Procurement by Co-Design challenges to ensure effective collaboration between healthcare providers and vendors. Lily joined MaRS in 2013, after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BA in English Rhetoric and Business. She started her career at MaRS as the Associate for the EXCITE program, a world-first health technology evaluation program that brings together health technology innovators, health system payers, government and academia to foster the adoption of disruptive health technologies. In addition to working on EXCITE, Lily was the project manager for numerous heath innovation showcases, including the Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference (RESI on MaRS), which drew hundreds of early-stage life science investors from the US, Asia, and Europe and featured the third-annual MaRS HealthKick pitch competition. Lily’s interest in technology developed during her time as an intern at BlackBerry, Sybase, Microsoft and eHealth Ontario.