Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE)

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Advancing Health Care Technology

Fostering the development and growth of new and existing industries, improving the health and well-being of Albertans.

Commercializing novel health technologies can offer major health and economic benefits for Alberta.  Such benefits include improved health outcomes, quality of care, efficiencies within the health care system, and economic growth.  

Alberta Innovates’ Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) suite of programs provide a coordinated series of enabling mechanisms to support innovators along their health technology commercialization journey from ideation to leading (see figure below).

Adapted from the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) – Guidance and Impact Tracking System (GAITS) for Digital Medicine.

Current Program Offerings

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Concepts 

AICE-Concepts enables and accelerates early-stage innovators across the four domains of health innovation commercialization. Our 2020/21 stream addresses three priority areas within the field of precision health:

  • Disease prevention
  • Diagnostics
  • Personalized therapeutics

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate 

AICE-Validate helps Alberta’s innovators overcome the hurdles associated with digital and data-enabled health technology commercialization during the committing and early validation phases.

Accelerating Innovations into CarE – Market Access

AICE-Market Access supports Alberta’s small-medium sized health-tech companies in achieving commercial progression and market access during the scaling and later validation phases.

Related Opportunities

ImplementAB.digH – supports Alberta-based healthcare delivery organizations in carrying out health technology assessments and feasibility studies of novel, commercially available digital health innovations. The Program provides a novel platform for healthcare practitioners and decision makers to test digital health solutions and achieve health system economic value for Alberta. 

Health Innovation Platform Partnerships – seeks to partner with others in the health innovation ecosystem to deliver Platforms (infrastructure, tools, and resources) to accelerate and build a health innovation ecosystem that is robust, coordinated, and a competitive advantage for Alberta innovators in the health industry.

Current Projects 

If you’d like to learn more about the projects we are supporting through AICE, find more information here.