Sponsor Opportunities

W21C Innovation Academy:
Where the best healthcare innovations compete for a chance to participate on a global stage
October 30, 2019, MacEwan Ballroom, University of Calgary

Create awareness of your brand as an innovation leader supporting novel and creative strategies to stimulate health systems change as part of this global partnership event. Learn more.

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We are excited to build upon the success of our past Innovation Academies and discover the next participants for Global Healthcare Innovation Academy 2020 in Toronto. Our team would love to discuss your organization’s presence at the 2019 Innovation Academy on October 30.

For more information, please contact:

Léora Rabatach               Julia MacGregor


Compare the different sponsor levels and benefits at a glance


Presenting Sponsor – $25,000 CAD

Show your support by becoming the exclusive presenting sponsor of the 2019 W21C Innovation Academy.
Presenting Sponsor benefits include:

  • Your organization recognized as presenting sponsor after every use of event name in all event marketing materials, i.e. “2019 W21C Innovation Academy Presented by sponsor name” with logo and links (when applicable) :
    • E-mails,
    • Website*,
    • Social media mentions, and
    • Print materials.
  • Logo prominently displayed during the event and on all Innovation Academy day-of materials including:
    • Program,
    • Projected on screen between talks, and
    • Event signage.
  • Acknowledgement during opening and closing remarks.
  • Representation on the jury panel for event.
  • Photo opportunity with winning teams.
  • Your organizational promotional materials given to all attendees at registration.
  • Table top exhibit space (includes 6 ft table, 2 chairs, Wi-Fi access).

Number of opportunities available: One


Prize Sponsor – $10,000

Support health innovation by sponsoring the following prizes: 1st and 2nd place for biomedical innovations, 1st place social innovation, Most Promising Idea, and People’s Choice.
Prize Sponsor benefits include:

  • The prize named after your organization.
  • Large logo with link on event website*.
  • Recognition in all event marketing e-mails.
  • Five social mentions.
  • Large logo presented on screen between talks and in event program.
  • Acknowledgement during opening and closing remarks.
  • Representation on the jury panel for event.
  • Presentation of prize and photo opportunity with winning team.
  • Table top exhibit space (includes 6 ft table, 2 chairs, wifi access).

Number of opportunities available: Five


Nourishment Sponsor – $7,500 CAD

Forget breakfast, lunch is the most important meal of the day that Innovation Academy attendees will be provided during the event.
Nourishment Sponsor benefits include:

  • Large logo with link on event website*.
  • Three social mentions.
  • Signage with logo displayed on all catering tables during the lunch.
  • Medium logo in event program.
  • Acknowledgement during opening remarks.
  • Table top exhibit space (includes 6 ft table, 2 chairs, wifi access).

Number of opportunities available: One


Libation Sponsor – $7,500 CAD

While the judge’s deliberate nerves are high, and when the winners are announced, it is time to celebrate! Be the focus of the post-pitch networking.
Libation Sponsor benefits include:

  • Large logo with link on event website*.
  • Three social mentions.
  • Signage with logo displayed on all catering tables during the award ceremony and reception.
  • Medium logo  in event program.
  • Acknowledgement during closing remarks.
  • Table top exhibit space (includes 6 ft table, 2 chairs, wifi access).

Number of opportunities available: One


Education Sponsor – $5,000 CAD

This pre-event sponsorship opportunity is designed to help support the preparation of the biomedical and social innovations before the pitch competition. This in-person and remote access pitch clinic will take place in September, and is also open to other inspiring innovators from the community.
Education Sponsor benefits include:

  • Large logo with link on event website*.
  • Three social mentions.
  • Logo included on all W21C Innovation Academy Pitch Clinic marketing materials and displayed during pitch clinic.
  • Table top exhibit space for the October 30 (includes 6 ft table, 2 chairs, wifi access).

Number of opportunities available: One


Exhibitor Opportunities – $2,500 CAD

Interested in having a branded presence at the event to connect with attendees, but unable to sponsor? Learn more about exhibitor opportunities at the 2019 W21C Innovation Academy.

Number of opportunities available: Multiple


*Website recognition will be displayed for six months post event