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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 more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.