21 Apr


WID-I4H is at the vanguard of patient care, healthcare and medical science. No matter your station, location, industry or profession, we all have a stake in safeguarding and improving public healthcare and promoting the development of cutting edge medical technologies.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact WID’s promotional and development partner, MediaduMonde:   sponsorWID@dumonde.co

WID-I4H Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

Individual Friends of WID

Located in Calgary, Canada, the Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary is a virtual hub that integrates research groups, academics, health professionals, community leaders and policy makers across the continuum of care to catalyze excellence in population health and health services research. Together, we strive to produce knowledge and evidence to inform the public health agencies and health systems tasked with keeping us (and making us) healthy. Together, the shared vision of our dedicated members is “Better health and health care.” @IPHucalgary

The SwissLife Group is one of Europe’s leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. Its business is based on a clear strategy, strong corporate values and a powerful brand. Swiss Life attaches great importance to innovation and makes targeted investments to promptly identify new trends and thus offer customers attractive, modern and personalised services.

The W21C is a not-for-profit research and innovation initiative based in the University of Calgary and the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services. W21C serves as a research and beta test-site for prototypical hospital design, novel approaches to health care delivery, human factors research, and innovative medical technologies. @W21C
Corporate Friends of WID

Eclosion’s mission is to translate strong regional potential for life sciences innovation into economic value and jobs, and helping researchers and universities to transform science into patient treatments. We provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to get from the laboratory door to a startup with reasonable prospects of attracting risk capital. Our services include: (i) the preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, business and financial support required to assess the discovery’s scientific and business potential, (ii) the production resources, infrastructure and high-level expertise required to validate it experimentally, and (iii) access to finance for the creation and development of a new company.
The Fondation Pasteur Suisse was created in 2010 to support scientific collaborations between the Institut Pasteur and other Swiss organizations pursuing similar goals, and to raise funds for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has three core missions: research, public health and teaching. Founded in 1888, the institute has remained true to the humanist ideals of Louis Pasteur, who recognized the importance of furthering scientific knowledge as a means to overcome disease and of translating scientific discoveries into immediate practical applications to help people in need, wherever they may be in the world. The birthplace of microbiology, the Institut Pasteur has also laid the foundations of many new disciplines such as immunology, molecular biology and the neurosciences. Close to 2,600 people work in 130 research laboratories on its main campus in Paris, which is at the heart of an international network of 32 research institutes in 25 countries on 5 continents. @aiderpasteur
HUG Geneva University Hospital The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) were established in 1995 and has become the first university hospitals in Switzerland. It is a conglomerate of nine hospitals with more than 11’000 staff members. First-class research programs, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva, ensure their patients privileged access to the latest in technological developments and medical progress. @Hopitaux_unige
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called “Eyes High”, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates, as ‘I will lift up my eyes’. As part of the roadmap to achieve these goals, the university’s Strategic Research Plan identifies six research themes that will leverage our distinct capabilities while addressing the unmet needs and challenges of our society as a whole: Brain and mental health; Human dynamics in a changing world: smart and secure cities, societies, and cultures; New earth-space technologies; Engineering solutions for health: biomedical engineeringInfections, inflammation and chronic diseases in the changing environment; and Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow. All strategic research themes are characterized by several important features: 1) we are leaders in the area, as demonstrated by a local critical mass of expertise, and we have attained national or international prominence, 2) we are an essential hub in provincial, national, or global research networks for the area, and 3) we have built strong industrial or community (philanthropic) partnerships in the area. In addition to the six strategic research themes, the university has identified seven research platforms: Synthesis and Visualization; Analytics and Simulation; Research Stations; Research Enablers; Commercialization; Knowledge Translation; and Policy Creation. Through these platforms, the university organizes scholarly activities that are truly cross-cutting and are catalysts in the creation or application of new knowledge. @UCalgary; @UCalgaryMed
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to six National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, Materials with Novel Electronic Properties (MaNEP), Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective. @UNIGEnews
Fondée en 1876, la Faculté de médecine est l’une des huit facultés de l’Université de Genève (UNIGE). La Faculté de médecine est leader en neurosciences, en génétique, et en transplantation, pour ne citer que ces domaines. Elle s’engage aussi dans le domaine de la santé globale. Sa recherche fondamentale, de niveau international, ainsi que son étroite association avec le plus grand complexe hospitalier de Suisse, les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), lui confèrent tous les atouts pour développer un axe majeur de recherche translationnelle, en liaison avec les autres acteurs de l’arc lémanique. Deuxième faculté de l’UNIGE en termes de budget et de nombre de collaborateurs après la Faculté des sciences, la Faculté de médecine figure parmi les facultés les mieux classées, tant sur le plan de l’enseignement que de la recherche médicale.
Gold Sponsor
 Media duMonde (duM) is a critical thinking and enabling platform bridging politics, investment, business, arts, culture, law and policy issues. Our forte is understanding the nuts and bolts of a business, as well as the socio-economic, developmental, cultural, brand and legal implications of investing and deploying in specific markets. We guide decision makers and stakeholders with differing perspectives (technical, business, legal, policy, public/private sectors). Media duM is a division of duMonde, LLC, a strategic advisory and and negotiation firm providing tactical services to leaders across a broad spectrum of industries. @MediaduM