MEDIA ADVISORY - Ontario Brain Institute to Announce 2019 ONtrepreneurs and New OBI x Pfizer Canada Partnership

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – On June 20, at the Neurotech Ontario Showcase taking place at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) will be announcing the 2019 ONtrepreneurs and a partnership between OBI and Pfizer Canada.

The ONtrepreneurs program recipients will receive $50,000 in cash, Canada’s single largest award for early stage brain technology entrepreneurs; with the OBI x Pfizer Canada partnership supporting internships within the neurotech industry in order to increase the number of highly qualified professionals in the field.

The announcement will take place between 6pm and 6:30pm at the showcase which is open from 5pm to 9pm and free of charge to the public, featuring more than 20 organizations developing real-life applications that are helping to improve the lives of people living with brain disorders as well as their families and caregivers.

2019 NeuroTech Ontario Showcase Community Partners

Communitech Hub |University of Waterloo |Wilfrid Laurier University

2019 NeuroTech Ontario Showcase Exhibitor List

Ad-Hawk Microsystem | Awake Labs | Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital | BresoTec | Cambridge Brain Sciences | Cerebian | Curv Labs | Guard-Ex | LinkMentalHealth | LUCID | LumeNeuro | Mesphere LifeSciences | NetraMark | Novela | Ocutherapy | Pragmatic Innovations | Stabilo Medical | Resili | Vena Medical | Village Technologies | University of Waterloo | Welbi | Western University | Zentrela

About the Ontario Brain Institute

The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially funded, not-for-profit organization that accelerates discovery and innovation, benefiting both patients and the economy. Our collaborative ‘team science’ approach promotes brain research, commercialization and care by connecting researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders. Welcome to Brain Central. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter (@OntarioBrain).


Allison Garber

Media Relations

Ontario Brain Institute

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Fatima Khan

Senior Lead, Communications

Ontario Brain Institute

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