Providence Health Care is a founding member in the Digital Technology SuperCluster.
Digital Supercluster at Providence >
- Supported by the St. Paul’s Foundation, we’re working with private and public industry partners to help make BC a global hub for digital technology innovation through investing in solutions in diverse industries and sectors, including health care.
- PHC’s new strategic plan will further prioritize the exciting opportunities in digital health we will pursue in the coming years – through partnerships, major projects such as the new St. Paul’s and through capacity building and leveraging our people – to improve health care for British Columbians.
How can PHC physicians be involved?
- Propose innovative solutions that have wide impact in patient care.
- Participate in sessions, discussions, and collaborate around projects.
CAPACITY BUILDING PILOT PROGRAM: CALL FOR PROJECTS
- This exciting opportunity has just launched for for Supercluster initiative and is requesting Expressions of Interest (EOI).
- The pilot’s goal is “to broaden the impact of the Supercluster and to ensure Canada’s innovation ecosystem has the capacity, technology capabilities, talent and infrastructure to secure global leadership in the digital technology sector and enable social and economic benefits to Canadians.”
- Below is more information program information, details, and requirement for consortium partners, and the application process.
We are looking for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) that align with the following theme, by May 15, 2019.
- Develop a diverse pool of digital talent to ensure a workforce prepared for the jobs of tomorrow with a focus on improving the inclusion and participation of Indigenous people, underrepresented groups and women.
- The Capacity Building Program is an integral part of the Supercluster’s mandate to broaden the impact of the Supercluster and to ensure Canada’s innovation ecosystem has the capacity, technology capabilities, talent and infrastructure to secure global leadership in the digital technology sector and enable social and economic benefits to Canadians.
- The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 PM PDT.
A few important things to note:
- Consortium: There must be a minimum of three project partners (‘consortium’), of which at least one must be industry. All consortium partners must be Associates or Members of the Supercluster, and the lead applicant of the consortium can be either a Member or an Associate of the Supercluster.
Application Process: There is a two-step application process for the Capacity Building Pilot Program, which includes:
- Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) outlining the project concept to help assess the eligibility of the proposed project, potential to meet the evaluation criteria and readiness for funding; and
- Submission of a Full Proposal providing further details of the project plan, team and anticipated outcomes and impacts, with an accompanying budget, to be completed if EOI is successful.
EOIs with any PHC-related activity/involvement will need to be reviewed by PHC prior to submission. Please send to
Balraj Bains, Corporate Lead, Innovation, PHC, Tel: 604.812.1814 – BBains@providencehealth.bc.ca
and Ivone Martins, Chief Innovation Development Officer, St. Paul’s Foundation, Tel: 604.806.8920 – IMartins@providencehealth.bc.ca
Additional Resources and Information
- A January 2019 Supercluster workshop for PHC physicians focused on how to frame physicians’ challenges into clear problem statements that can be developed into projects to engage industry partners. See workshop Summary >
Jan 2019 Workshop discussions: How do you develop a problem statement ?