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The Health Innovation Platform Partnerships Program (HIPP) provides up to $200,000 to support a robust and coordinated health innovation ecosystem, creating a competitive advantage for Alberta.
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As the cost of healthcare in Alberta continues to increase, there are new methodologies and technologies being developed to achieve more efficient, effective healthcare. Alberta needs to harness the power of innovation to further realize the economic and health benefits of a world-class health innovation ecosystem.
If you’re a health innovator, we want to strengthen your ability to benefit the entire health innovation ecosystem through our Health Innovation Platform Partnerships (HIPP) program.
We’re looking to partner with like-minded organizations in Alberta to deliver platforms – meaning infrastructure, tools, and resources – to help accelerate the success of Alberta’s innovators and connect them with existing programs and services. These platform partnerships will help Alberta innovators overcome the hurdles associated with developing product-market fit, ensuring business readiness, regulatory compliance, and product development.
Alberta Innovates will contribute up to $200,000 over nine months for successful stage 1 applicants to develop a proof-of-concept. At six months, applicants will then be required to submit a stage 2 application to request up to 75 per cent of eligible expenses to support the partnered platform for up to three years.
No maximum budget has been set per platform.
Each project funded must be led by an applicant who meets the criteria below. To qualify as an applicant, an entity must be:
Applicants must also be an Alberta-based entity with a presence in the province.
Complete applicant eligibility details can be found in the program guide.
To qualify for funding, all projects must:
Complete project eligibility details can be found in the program guide.
During the different phases of the program, Alberta Innovates uses internal staff and external expert reviewers to evaluate applications submitted. Alberta Innovates evaluates promising projects based on criteria related to relevance to the program and associated priority areas, client demand and market need being addressed, ecosystem leveraging and integration, viability of the operating plan and management, and potential impacts and return on investment to Alberta. Detailed evaluation criteria are outlined on SmartSimple.
Alberta Innovates retains the sole right to determine the evaluation process and does not disclose the names of its external reviewers to ensure their objectivity and impartiality. All external parties are subject to both confidentiality and conflict of interest policies set by Alberta Innovates.
The Health Innovation Platform Partnerships Program (HIPP) provides up to $200 000 to support a robust and coordinated health innovation ecosystem, creating a competitive advantage for Alberta.
Registration closed: June 1, 2023
This program is currently inactive, so no new applications will be accepted.
Open Date: N/A
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