TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Today TO Health!, an industry led cluster organization is launching the Toronto Health Hub (engage.tohealth.ca). The Hub will showcase news and events in the burgeoning Human Health & Sciences (HHS) cluster as well as provide a centralized place for government, business and academia to engage around critical topics pertaining to the region. The platform is a significant step towards TO Health!'s vision and mandate to facilitate Toronto's recognition as a Top 5 global health science cluster within the next 10 years.
Toronto Health Hub is powered by the content sharing publishing platform Pressly, developed by a Toronto based start-up. The platform has helped companies like Deloitte and The Economist to foster more meaningful conversations and content sharing amongst a broad community of stakeholders and innovators.
"Pressly Inc is excited to be a part of this project. As a Toronto region start-up we see great value in helping groups like TO Health! to build communities of like-minded individuals. This platform creates a collaborative space for all the participants to promote their successes and raise the bar by example", said Jeff Brenner, CEO of Pressly Inc.
The Toronto region's HHS cluster is home to the largest geographic concentration of health sciences assets in Canada, with more than 38,000 jobs and strong connections to global centres of health science expertise. The cluster includes private and public sector organizations and ventures including biopharma, medical and digital health companies, universities, hospitals, research institutes, innovation organizations, service providers and government agencies. All parties will be invited and encouraged to engage in this local conversation with global implications through this community-building effort.
"A key goal for TO Health! is to raise the profile of the Toronto region as a global player in the health science sector. The Toronto Health Hub is one way we are convening the cluster to facilitate important interactions that will grow the economy of the region and improve our healthcare", said Vivek Goel, Vice President Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto and the incoming Co-Chair of TO Health!
For more information about the Toronto Health Hub and to join the community, visit http://engage.tohealth.ca
About TO Health! (www.tohealth.ca, @TOHealthToronto)
TO Health! is an industry-led promotion cooperative focused on raising the profile of the Toronto region's Human Health & Sciences (HHS) cluster. TO Health! actively promotes and builds profile for the entire Toronto region HHS cluster by highlighting its strengths and successes and recognizing industry leaders within the cluster. TO Health! also assists groups with their own promotional outreach through TO Health! brand affiliation and resources, which can be used to powerfully present the region as a highly attractive place to live, work and invest.
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