Exploring the Future of HealthTech with Circle Innovation’s Leaders

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In this intriguing episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we explore the dynamic field of HealthTech innovation with special guests Tom Philpott, COO of Circle Innovation, and Loki Yourgenson, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation. Tom Philpott, with a unique background in health care, research administration, and feature film production, joined Circle Innovation in 2018, playing a pivotal role in securing funding for the organization. Loki Yourgenson, a seasoned tech leader with over 20 years of entrepreneurship expertise, has made significant contributions across academia, IT, finance, and medical fields, and has been instrumental in various early-stage companies and social impact ventures. This episode delves into Circle Innovation’s recent allocation of $4.7 million to support HealthTech SMEs, the challenges of scaling health innovations, the importance of partnerships in the HealthTech ecosystem, and the program’s alignment with emerging healthcare trends.

Key Highlight Points:

  • Tom Philpott provides an overview of Circle Innovation’s core objectives in advancing the HealthTech sector.
  • Insights into how the allocated funding assists HealthTech SMEs and the types of projects eligible for support.
  • The role of partnerships and collaborations in contributing to the success of the Circle Innovation program.
  • Examples of previous projects funded by Circle Innovation that significantly impacted healthcare.
  • How the program stays ahead of emerging healthcare trends and adapts to changing needs.
  • The future direction of Circle Innovation and how HealthTech entrepreneurs and organizations can get involved.
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We genuinely appreciate Tom Philpott and Loki Yourgenson taking the time to join us on this insightful journey through the world of HealthTech innovation. Their contributions today on Circle Innovation’s mission to drive positive change in healthcare have been incredibly impactful, and we eagerly anticipate future opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you, our listeners, for joining us in exploring the transformative initiatives of Circle Innovation and the promising landscape of HealthTech. We hope this episode has provided you with valuable insights and inspiration. For more information about Circle Innovation and the projects we discussed, please visit the link provided in the show notes. Stay tuned for more engaging and informative conversations on emerging technologies and innovation.