Government of Canada investing up to $100,000 to support development of new technology
MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is advancing women's economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced an investment of up to $100,000 in Everest Clinical Research through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund (WEF). This funding is administered through FedDev Ontario.
This investment will help Everest Clinical Research develop a new data analytics and visualization dashboard application. This will offer more cost- and time-effective management of large data sets from clinical research trial sites. The project will allow Everest to expand its market share in the United States and create three jobs.
The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy complements the Government of Canada's efforts to advance gender equality. These efforts include addressing pay equity, providing more affordable child care and putting an end to gender-based violence.
"Our government believes that women's economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do; it's good for the bottom line. That's why we launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a strategy that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by increasing their access to financing, networks and advice. It's a smart investment with an economic and social return." – The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
"The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy provides effective means to help women-owned businesses flourish and will continue to play a major part in advancing the role of women in Canada's entrepreneurial landscape. By investing the funds into our clinical data analytics dashboard initiative, we will not only elevate the competitiveness of Everest Clinical Research in the industry and generate economic return but also help tangibly improve the efficiency and quality of clinical trials that produce new therapies to treat illnesses and improve people's lives. Everest is a proud WEF recipient and will continue to nurture the next generation of clinical research and data science leaders in Canada."– Jin Dai, Senior Director, Business Planning and Operations, Everest Clinical Research
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