Digital Health

New Brunswick’s safe and nimble ecosystem creates the perfect environment for the development of technology that will improve healthcare for Canadians coast to coast.

Canada’s Living Lab

New Brunswick’s aging population provides an ideal place to innovate in the healthcare space. A microcosm of Canada’s makeup, New Brunswick provides the ability to work with both urban and rural regions, Indigenous communities, and a bilingual (English and French) population.

The province is now seeing unprecedented spending on digital health – and that means opportunity for companies. The Canadian government invested $75 million in the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project, which will fund a wide range of applied research projects. Additional pan-Canadian partnerships with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), CAN Health Network, and Surrey, British Columbia’s Health and Technology District, mean we are well-positioned to bring even more world-class digital health companies to our region.

A Safe Place to Innovate

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is home to the NB Institute of Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT). The data contained in the NB-IRDT’s platform is helping health researchers with everything from mental health to zoonotic infections to trauma-related mortality. The New Brunswick Centre for Precision Medicine (NBCPM), a collaboration between the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute and the Université de Moncton, is the country’s first purpose-built precision medicine centre and is attracting researchers from across the globe.

The annual cost of healthcare data breaches is $6 billion. New Brunswick is home to CyberNB, an ONB partner organization focused on cybersecurity innovation, research, and industry collaboration. Highly personal patient data needs to be well-secured and New Brunswick offers healthcare groups the country’s safest innovation ecosystem thanks to our cybersecurity assets.

Our Digital Health Sector

“Our partnership with ONB showcases Canada’s strength in Digital Health innovation to solve global healthcare challenges, and strengthens the province’s economic landscape through talent development and job creation.”
Rowena Rizzotti, Vice President of Healthcare and Innovation, Health and Technology District
Get in Touch

Tandi Dempsey

Business Development Executive
Email
tandi.dempsey@gnb.ca
Phone
+1 (506) 229-1817