Where innovative technology meets life changing research
Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, provides companies of every size a strong base for research and development (R&D). The Ottawa Hospital is one of our country’s largest research and learning hospitals, and the Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest cardiovascular research centre. Ottawa is also home to The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), having an international reputation for children's care and orphan diseases research.
Our city’s diverse and experienced tech community is contributing to leading-edge work in mobile health, viral vectors/oncolytic viruses' development, medical isotopes, and point-of-care (POC) blood tests devices. These technologies and innovations are changing lives for patients worldwide and are evidence of the ingenuity, skill, and passion you will find throughout Ottawa’s life sciences community.
Why Ottawa is an ideal location for life sciences leaders:
- Headquarters to Canada’s federal government, including departments directly responsible for health regulation, protection, promotion and research funding.
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute ranks in the top 3% of worldwide research institutions based on the quality and impact of their scientific publications.
- $380 million provided in funding each year by universities affiliated research institutions.
- The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic Campus will build the hospital of the future — right here in Ottawa — and will be home to the most advanced trauma centre, most progressive digital technology, and one of the strongest neuroscience research programs in the world.
- Ottawa is a strategic location for both Abbott Point of Care and Siemens Healthineers. Combined they account for the majority of POC clinical blood diagnostic systems globally.