Your Healthcare Innovation Development Partner

COVID-19 has disrupted standard practices, modes of communication, and delivery of care.  This has increased the burden of existing challenges and revealed new systemic challenges. 

We want to help.  Whether to address an existing innovation gap, take workload off your team or help with recovery, we are ready to generate rapid solutions to your healthcare related tasks, needs and problems.

Drawing on a network of experts from industry, hospitals, and academia we will help you get things DONE.  We are your DO-tank!

Our Mission:

To address pressing innovation challenges by facilitating remote collaborative development of interventions that address real-world healthcare delivery and industry needs. 

Our mechanisms to help:

Innovation Challenges

Submit an open challenge to have innovators, translators and entrepreneurs help you find a better or novel approach to help you meet your unmet medical or healthcare need.

Student Internships

Have a challenge that could benefit from student ingenuity? Submit an Internship challenge and we will oversee a student team to help you achieve your goals.

Agile Project Teams

Need highly qualified personnel with years of innovation, research or professional experience?  Submit a professional challenge and we will assemble a team of experts to help you find your solution.

Co-Design Innovation

Need a Venture partner?  Submit a Co-Design challenge and we can define a Joint-Venture to co-develop an innovative product, process, service or intervention. 

Want to help?

Want to contribute your expertise?  Are you a professional?  A key opinion leader? Do you want to be a mentor or volunteer?  Or a student looking for an internship?


Anat Segal Shalev, MHS, BPharm


Anat improves healthcare quality and bridges gaps. She is an experienced Quality Assurance Pharmacist from the pharmaceutical industry who obtained an MSc Health Science in Translational Research. She uses her knowledge and expertise to build high quality, innovative health initiatives.

Raza Mirza, PhD


Raza’s goal is to generate new perspectives that motivate exploration. Focused on improving late-life well-being, he is the Network Manager for the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly and the Chair of the Central Ontario Age-Friendly Network.  

Joseph Ferenbok, PhD

Strategic Advisor

Driven to improve patient care, Joseph catapults projects forward with passion, wisdom, and a contagious chuckle. He is Co-Director of the Health Innovation Hub and is the Founder and Program Director of the University of Toronto’s Translational Research Program.

Rich Foty, PhD

Scientific Director

Rich identifies and understands unmet medical needs, and how to apply scientific knowledge to answer those needs and improve health. He challenges others to champion change in our local and global communities. He is CEO of Health Edge Innovations.