HSRLCE/TACVC Innovation Competition

The Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence (HSRLCE) and Toronto Academic Cardiac Vascular Collaborative (TACVC) Innovation Competition

In collaboration with the Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research (HSRLCE), the academic/teaching hospitals from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (i.e. St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network, and Women’s College Hospital) are hosting a Cardiac and Vascular Collaborative Innovation Competition. The goal is to spur innovation and collaboration between institutes with the aim of improving quality of care within cardiac and vascular programs.

The purpose of the award is to provide seed funding for novel ideas aimed at cardiovascular disease management, emphasizing collaborative research and development at multiple sites within the TCLHIN and initiated by at least one investigator from within the LHIN. Priority will be given to ideas with a pathway toward commercialization within 5 years.

Funding Source/Details:
Each of the four participating sites (SMH, SHSC, UHN & WCH) will commit funds of $35,000 per site toward associated activities at their site. This will be matched by a $110,000 support by HSRLCE, to provide a total award pool of $250K per year. The total funding available per year is $250,000. The maximum award per successful proposal is $150,000. Award term will be one year. A second year of funding is possible with re-application and associated competitive review.

May 31, 2017: Deadline for Applications – Click here to download the application form
August 15, 2017: Notification of Award
September 1, 2017: Award Start Date

– Principal applicants must be full-time employees of SMH, SHSC, UHN or WCH and members of the respective Heart Programs.
– Projects must be collaborative and must include co-applicants from at least two of the participating institutions (SMH, SHSC, UHN & WCH). Preference may be given to multidisciplinary projects that span more institutions and should demonstrate added value leveraging local strengths.
– Principal applicant can only submit one application per year for proposal review.
– Preference will be given to applications that represent a new unfunded initiative for the applicants.

Other Terms of Reference
For full details and terms of reference please click here to view the 2017 HSRLCE-TACVC Innovation Competition – Request for Applications

Click here to download the application form

Questions regarding this competition may be directed to Liz Thuo, Business & Communications Manager, Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence at hsrl.centre@utoronto.ca.

Liz ThuoHSRLCE/TACVC Innovation Competition