Global and individual health care continues to be deeply disrupted by technology. The Waterloo Innovation Summit investigates this ongoing transformation and how it will impact our lives.

On October 1, join global thought leaders and change agents on a deep dive into the burgeoning HealthTech boom. The day-long conference will feature a keynote address by Waterloo’s Nobel laureate, Donna Strickland, along with talks by expert speakers including current and future alumni.

Here are just a few of our guest speakers and their innovations:

Ronald LiPulse on the future: Ronald Li
(BSc ’94)

Ronald Li is the founder of Novoheart Ltd., a global biotech company dedicated to engineering artificial human heart prototypes. Novoheart has developed the world’s first miniature beating human heart, known as “heart-in-a-jar.”

Farnoud KazemzadehIntelligent imaging: Farnoud Kazemzadeh
(BSc ’08, MASc ’12, PhD ’16) 

Farnoud Kazemzadeh is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Elucid Labs, a Waterloo-based startup building the world’s first AI-powered imaging device capable of early detection and non-invasive diagnosis of skin cancer and diseases.

Alexa RoeperState of flow: Alexa Roeper
(BSc in progress)

Alexa Roeper is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Penta Medical, which produces a portable laser therapy device that helps athletes recover from soft-tissue injuries. The device uses infrared light to increase blood circulation to the injured area, and also collects data to help track recovery. 

William M. TathamPatient power: William M. Tatham
(BASc ’83, DEng ’12)

William M. Tatham is the founder and executive chair of NexJ Health Inc., a provider of cloud-based population health management solutions delivering patient engagement for chronic disease management.

Join the HealthTech evolution

Register for the Waterloo Innovation Summit today and meet the innovators who have transformed ideas into real-world solutions. The event will include opportunities to network with industry leaders, policymakers and influential inventors, as well as a real-time pitch competition with HealthTech startups from the University of Waterloo.

Save $150 — Waterloo grads receive a special ticket rate of $349.