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Mohawk College offers Canadian SMEs free access to MEDIC digital health expertise

Canadian digital health SMEs can benefit from Mohawk College’s digital health expertise at no cost, thanks to a new agreement signed between Mohawk’s mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

In 2016, NRC-IRAP will provide funding to Mohawk College for up to ten SMEs to work with MEDIC, which is globally recognized for its digital health expertise.

The new agreement marks the third time that MEDIC has received support from NRC-IRAP to foster SME growth in the healthcare technology sector. Since 2013, MEDIC has helped 21 Ontario-based SMEs.

Customized service packages of up to 100 hours each will be available to five revenue-generating companies. As well, short service engagement packages of up to 20 hours each will be available to five start-up technology companies.

Available services at MEDIC include:

  • Education and training in digital health.
  • Support for new market entry and market expansion.
  • Teaming services to enhance technical capacity and capabilities.
  • Testing service to ensure product success and regulatory/security compliance.

A call for expressions of interest in the funded service packages will be open until February 5, 2016.


  • Canadian technology companies seeking digital health expertise.
  • Revenue generating SME (Start-ups eligible for short engagement only)
  • Selected projects will fit within MEDIC expertise.

How to apply:

If you are a Canadian SME that would like to work with MEDIC, please submit a 150-200 word overview of your company’s need and how MEDIC can help by February 5 to ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca. A follow up interview may be scheduled for further information

Questions? Contact ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.