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Rehabilitation & Smart Aging Health Technologies - Dutch Trade Mission to Canada

  • 18 Jun 2019
  • 25 Jun 2019
  • Waterloo, Canada

Are you active in the Life Sciences & Health sector and interested in doing business in Canada? Join us from the 18th till the 25th of June on a trade mission to Canada. The trade mission is an opportunity for your company or knowledge institute/research centre to introduce yourself in Canada and explore the possibilities further. The Toronto area houses a number of renowned institutes, hospitals and companies that specialize  rehabilitation. There are many different innovative concepts, products and applications in this field.

Target audience

This is a trade mission is for Dutch entrepreneurs, CEO’s or CTO’s, researchers and medical doctors of hospitals and knowledge institutes/research centres active in the sectors Life Sciences & Health, High Tech Systems & Materials and IT.

Theme of the trade mission

This is a dedicated trip for the rehabilitation sector. Smart aging, robotics, sensoring, gaming, artificial intelligence and eHealth solutions are important application areas. Multiple chronic illnesses and preventive measures like lifestyle or behaviour modification play an important role in this mission.

Provisional program

Waterloo June 18-20
Our visit to Waterloo focusses on technological innovations that improve the lives of elderly people living unassisted. The goal is to exchange knowledge and to get a better understanding of the circumstances that scale up technological innovations to market ready products. And to explore which possible collaborations have an positive on this.

In Waterloo we’ll visit the renowned Research Institute for Aging, https://the-ria.ca/ and the Waterloo Med Tech Centre, that connects industry and health care, focusing on scaling up from innovation to a market ready products: http://www.waterloomedtech.com/

There will be an information market (Tech Readiness Market) and a symposium organised together with the University of Waterloo (a long standing partner of the University of Twente).

Toronto June 21-25

In Toronto the focus will be on rehabilitation medicine to improve the quality of care offered to patients based on knowledge derived from scientific research, the application of technological and other innovations and networks within the healthcare system. Achieving the greatest possible autonomy and participation for these patients is one of our core aims.

RehabWeek, the world’s largest conference on rehabilitation, takes place in Toronto. Participants of the trade mission can visit the Rehab Week.

In Toronto we’ll visit one of world’s leading rehabilitation and research clinics in the world: The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI). TRI will host us a whole day with a range of different activities. There will be a symposium on the latest developments  and innovations from the TRI and the Netherlands. There will be a visit to the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratorium. There will be opportunities to meet Canadian companies and investors during a matchmaking event.

More information

Do you have additional questions? Then please contact

Greetje de Kleuver
Senior Advisor Life Sciences and Health International
+31 6 52 41 38 04


Belqis Askaryar
International Trade Development 
+31 6 14 97 95 34

Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce | Wilhelminastraat 184 HS | 1054 WT Amsterdam| The Netherlands | +31 (70) 2210 555 | info@nccc.trade 

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