Stratford client Calian partners with L-SPARK to launch accelerator program to advance digital health technology innovation

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“This is an exciting initiative with the potential to transform the healthcare experience,” says Sacha Gera, President, IT and Cyber Solutions, Calian.

Exciting news coming out of Kanata North this week with the announcement that Calian and L-Spark are partnering together to launch their newest program: The Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator.

This program will support SMEs in the rapidly expanding area of digital health as they continue to grow their business + bring new products to market.

In their press release, L-Spark Executive Managing Director, Leo Lax says, By partnering with Calian to deliver this new accelerator program, we are bringing together an established leader in the digital health industry with emerging health tech innovators to deliver next generation solutions to the market. This program will help to bring innovative health solutions into the hands of more clinicians, improving both efficiencies and patient outcomes.”

The program will give companies access to the Calian digital health platform as a service (PaaS) solution + will enable value-added functionality across the care continuum!

Applications for the Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator are now open and will run until December 15, 2021. Ideal participants are Canadian companies focused on areas such as care team collaboration, education content and patient engagement, remote monitoring, and medication management.

We are excited for the possibilities this partnership opens up!  Congratulations to both Calian and L-Spark on this exciting initiative!

Read Calian’s Press Release

Read L-Spark’s Press Release

About Calian

Calian employs over 4500 people in its delivery of solutions for public and private sector customers in defence, communications, government, nuclear and space. Operating in North American and global markets, the Company offers diverse capabilities and expertise in health, training, technology, engineering, emergency management and cyber security. Calian has a presence across Canada and in Europe with manufacturing facility in Saskatoon and its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

Stratford has worked with Calian Group Ltd. for several years in the areas of Business Operations and IP Strategy, and we value our continued business relationship.

About L-Spark

One of Canada’s leading accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, L-Spark offers targeted programs in partnership with leading corporations in MedTech, Connected Vehicles, IoT and CyberSecurity. Since the launch of their first cohort in January 2015, L-SPARK has accelerated over 95 companies across Canada who collectively have raised over $115M in follow-on funding. With over 10,000 investors, corporate partners and startups now in their network, L-SPARK has curated a dynamic Canadian tech community for participating companies to join.

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