Canada-Israel Cardiovascular Innovation Forum

About the Canada-Israel Cardiovascular Innovation (CICI)  Forum Competition

Canada-Israel Cardiovascular Innovation Forum was established in February 2021 with the aim of:

  1. Encouraging  early-stage cardiovascular innovations in medical devices and digital health in Canada and Israel
  2. Establishing collaboration between Israel and Canada in developing and funding cardiovascular innovations through competitions
  3. Growing a network of interested investors and provide a vehicle for joint funding of promising early-stage projects and companies
  4. Providing young innovators an education experience in early-stage company development

Partner Institutions:

Canada: Sunnybrook Medventions Program, Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research (HSRLCE), Health Innovation Hub (H2i) and the Translation Research Program (TRP) at the University of Toronto.
Israel: Rambam Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center, Innovations In Cardiovascular Intervention (ICI) Meeting

2020 Competition and Event:
The Canada-Israel Cardiovascular Innovation Forum held an innovation competition targeting early and mid-stage companies with projects in either cardiovascular devices or digital heart health. A total of 31 applications were received and 9 were selected to present their innovation at the April 25th CICI Forum Virtual Event. For more details and to view the innovations, please visit the CICI website:

Liz ThuoCanada-Israel Cardiovascular Innovation Forum