MEDTEQ+ and Brain Canada Foundation join forces to accelerate innovation in mental health

MEDTEQ+ and the Brain Canada Foundation are joining forces in an innovative partnership to accelerate innovation in mental health and make it more accessible to Canadians.

While the pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health, aging populations and the explosion of chronic diseases exacerbate the need for innovative solutions to better manage the mental health care of the population.

With their complementary expertise in health innovation and brain health, MEDTEQ+ and the Brain Canada Foundation are joining forces to foster the development and implementation of new technological tools to improve access to mental health care and services. These innovations will be based on the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, telehealth, virtual reality, digital therapeutics, and will leverage decades of world-class Canadian brain health research for economic development and impact for patients and populations.

“MEDTEQ+ is delighted with this agreement with the Brain Canada Foundation, which is recognized for its contribution to Canadian excellence in brain health research. Our combined expertise and the involvement of the industrialists and clinical centers in our network will accelerate innovation in mental health and its deployment for all Canadians as well as for the competitiveness of our industry, at a time when the need for mental health solutions is exploding worldwide.” Diane Côté, President and CEO of MEDTEQ+



The mission of the Pan-Canadian Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technologies MEDTEQ+ is to accelerate the development of innovative technological solutions to improve the health and quality of life of patients. To do so, MEDTEQ+ offers support, funding and investment services to innovative companies. MEDTEQ+ supports the validation of these technologies, their integration into the healthcare system and their impact, both locally and globally, by bringing together the complementary skills of industrial and academic partners, and with those of healthcare providers. MEDTEQ+ relies on the financial support of the Government of Quebec, the Government of Canada, the private sector and complementary partners to foster research-industry relationships.

About Brain Canada Foundation

Brain Canada Foundation is a national non-profit organization that enables and supports excellent, innovative, paradigm-changing brain research in Canada. It plays a unique and invaluable role as the national convener of the brain research community. Brain Canada understands that better insight into how the brain works contributes to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of disorders of the brain, thereby improving the health outcomes and quality of life of all Canadians. To learn more, please visit