Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE)

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Advancing health care technology to market

Commercialization of novel health technology has the potential to provide significant health and economic impact for Alberta.  

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key component of Alberta’s health innovation ecosystem, with the potential to improve patient outcomes, quality of care and efficiency within the health system through the development and implementation of new technologies. 

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) is a suite of programs that provides funding support, system connections and business development expertise for SMEs and health system partners who require market access, clinical validation or technology assessment to facilitate the development, adoption and diffusion of a novel technology. 

Current Opportunities

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate 

This Program will help Alberta’s innovators overcome the hurdles associated with digital health technology commercialization, across the key domains of:

  • Product Development,
  • Business Readiness,
  • Product-Market Fit,
  • Regulatory Compliance.

Accelerating Innovations into CarE – Market Access

This Program supports Alberta SMEs in achieving market access through implementation projects or clinical trials of innovative health technologies.  

AICE helps innovators and their health innovations along their commercialization journey. The two programs complement one another by focusing on different portions of the Health Innovation Cycle1

[1] Adapted from the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology’s Guidance and Impact Tracking System. https://www.gaits.org/ja/

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. 

More Information

If you are an SME or healthcare delivery partner interested in learning more about the funding and services offered through this program, please contact the Program Manager for Health Innovation, below.