The DHDP Catalyst Program
The Digital Heath and Discovery Platform (DHDP) provides a unique and excellent opportunity to design and deliver innovative interdisciplinary training to produce skilled STEM workers for Canada’s economy. We are pleased to announce the DHDP Catalyst Program, a national mobilization and skill development program to engage key stakeholders, foster collaboration, share learnings and trigger new projects.
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This program will support the development of innovative and interdisciplinary training internships that will directly contribute to the development of highly qualified personnel through work-integrated learning and advancement of state-of-the-art innovation, through which the benefits to the health and digital technology sector will be realized.
This initiative has three major goals:
Increasing AI data readiness of members to facilitate DHDP appliance deployment;
Develop AI specialists with appreciation of life sciences concepts and processes; and,
Upgrade clinical and scientific researchers' and trainees understanding of AI concepts to assist in science and health care.
The investments by our partners, like Mitacs, in training programs, R&D initiatives, and industrial internships will also develop a deep pool of expertise, with STEM graduates that have multi-disciplinary exposure, including AI, health-related topics, as well as in some cases entrepreneurship and business exposure.