As 2014 is coming to an end, the EXCITE team is reflecting on what has been accomplished this year and what we found remarkable is the number of connections and collaborations we’ve made within the health ecosystem.

We’ve had over 40 one-on-one meetings with eager healthcare companies at varying stages of product development from all over Canada, hosted delegates from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the US, participated in distinguished panels at Advamed, HTAi and ISPOR, and provided input to both the Ontario Health Innovation Council and the Federal Healthcare Innovation Panel on how to improve healthcare delivery through innovation.

In terms of EXCITE projects, three Ontario grown health innovations are now touching the lives of patients suffering from stroke, sleep apnea and breast cancer across the province and three more high-potential innovations completed the protocol design phase and are getting ready to start an EXCITE evaluation.

We look forward to continuing the work we started in building the path to adoption for disruptive health innovations and are eager to continue the conversation on pre-market HTA.

EXCITE depends on collaboration and could not continue without your support. We want to thank you and wish you a new year of health, happiness and prosperity.


The MaRS EXCITE team

The MaRS EXCITE team. From left to right: Les Levin, Lily Lo, Zayna Khayat and Adel Aziziyeh