City launches first-ever MedTech Task Force to foster investment, research and innovation in Brampton

May 25, 2023

BRAMPTON, ON (May 25, 2023) – The City of Brampton, in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) School of Medicine, hosted the medical technology business, academic and development community for the City’s first-ever MedTech Task Force inaugural meeting yesterday evening.  

Hosted by Task Force Chair Deputy Mayor Harkirat Singh and Vice-Chair Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Medical School President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi, the goal of the MedTech Task Force is to advance and implement City priorities for medical innovation within the municipality, including Council’s priority for establishing post-secondary educational uses benefiting Brampton residents and businesses. 

This Task Force will focus on:  

  • Finding new ways to attract investment to support science, research and commercialization  
  • Fostering the development of Brampton’s health technology ecosystem, and   
  • Supporting the development of highly skilled jobs and training opportunities for the medical industry.   

With new and established companies calling Brampton home, and the recent announcement of Toronto Metropolitan University’s new school of medicine– the first new medical school in the GTA in 100 years – Brampton’s health and life sciences sector is on the cusp of an exciting phase of growth.  

To learn more about the Task Force, visit www.brampton.ca/mttf 

Quotes  

“In Brampton, we keep good company – from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, 0-Two Medical, Daniels Health, Osler Health System, The Stevens Company, Dynacare, Taro Pharma, and many others. Bringing together industry partners like this, with government and academia, the MedTech Task Force will help forge a path forward in this important sector to our economy.” 

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton  

“Collaboration is foundational to innovation. Through working with industry giants and academic leaders, we can better understand how to leverage Brampton’s distinctive advantages while building capacity and momentum in this rapidly growing sector. I look forward to the constructive dialogue and working with all our partners to help drive research, investment and opportunity for Brampton.” 

Harkirat Singh, Deputy Mayor and City Councillor Wards 9 & 10; Chair, MedTech Task Force, City of Brampton 

“TMU is proud to be part of the future of our province’s health care system. The collaboration within this newly-formed MedTech Task Force will help us further in delivering an innovative and technology-driven school of medicine that will prepare doctors to serve fast-growing communities like Brampton. Even beyond our school of medicine, TMU is well-established in Brampton and the Innovation District with our Brampton Venture Zone and the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst. Being part of the MedTech Task Force is a natural fit for the university. 

Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-chancellor, Toronto Metropolitan University; MedTech Task Force, City of Brampton 

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