What we’re doing

The HHS/IBM Innovation Exchange is a unique innovation accelerator based out of downtown Hamilton, Ontario aimed at improving our healthcare system.


We connect researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs to collaborate on projects focused on overcoming healthcare delivery challenges.


We provide innovators with the clinical resources and exclusive IBM technology to drive their solutions forward.


We support companies and healthcare experts in accelerating the commercialization and implementation of their products and services across our healthcare system.

Why health innovation matters

We’re fostering a community of innovators who are passionate about improving the health of people in our community, our country, and around the world.

New ideas

The cost and complexity of health care in Canada is rising each year. Innovation is key to finding new and better ways to providing exceptional, efficient and sustainable health care.

Collective strengths

Together, we have the expertise, resources and “real-world” platforms to influence and create change in our healthcare system.

Right environment

Hamilton’s booming life sciences landscape combined with its entrepreneurial spirit provides a rich milieu for this transformative work to thrive.

Who we are

Together, HHS and IBM are driving Hamilton to the world stage of health innovation.
Click below to read more about the innovators behind the initiative.

Ted Scott – Chief Innovation Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences
Jim Magahey – Senior Project Executive & Innovation Leader, IBM Canada
Gordon Alexander – Healthcare Industry Technical Leader, IBM Canada

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Collaborate with us

Do you have an idea or project to share? Click to learn how you can collaborate with us.


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Using Watson API’s, an innovator can quickly:
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