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ECHO Discovery program – TRANSFORM HF

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Are you interested in cardiovascular health ideation and research translation? Are you considering entrepreneurship, but aren’t sure where to get started? Introducing ECHO Discovery: a foundational education program designed to explore ideation, research translation, and commercialization. 

What is ECHO Discovery?

ECHO Discovery aims to:

  • Provide fundamental ideation, entrepreneurship, and research translation skills and expertise through theoretical and experiential training
  • Connect and support a diverse and multi-sector network of early-career entrepreneurs and researchers, mentors, and key opinion leaders
  • Guide exploration of career advancement within the cardiovascular space
  • Ignite start-up formation

Who can participate in ECHO Discovery?

ECHO Discovery is for fourth-year undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in a Canadian university, and post-doctoral and clinical fellows affiliated with a Canadian institution who are interested in exploring research translation and entrepreneurship within the cardiovascular health sector but have limited understanding of how to proceed.  

No ideas, start-ups, or previous experience are required to participate!

What is the format of ECHO Discovery?

ECHO Discovery is comprised of three foundational elements to support your journey:

  • Ideate – Learn how to ground your ideas into innovation through an interactive workshop series
  • Inspire – Stoke the spark of inspiration by attending intimate fireside chats with leaders in the field 
  • Immerse – Soak up first-hand experience through competitive shadowing opportunities

What are the commitments and timing for participating in ECHO Discovery?

Participants accepted into the ECHO Discovery program are required to:  

  • Attend a program orientation session in January 2024  
  • Participate in each program element for six months, beginning in January 2024  
  • Attend a minimum of 80% of the program’s workshops and fireside chats

Program timing is as follows:

  • Call for applications: October 16, 2023 
  • Applications deadline: November 27, 2023
  • Notification of program acceptance: December 2023 
  • Program orientation: January 2024
  • Program elements: January – June 2024

For more information and to apply to the program, visit the ECHO Discovery webpage.

ECHO Discovery is funded and organized by the Translational Biology & Engineering Program and TRANS

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