Global Investment Forum Supporting emerging technologies for spinal cord injury Recent advances in SCI research, particularly around neuroregenerative strategies, combined with improved quality of care has led to a more favorable environment in which to commercialize new therapies for the treatment of spinal cord injury and the associated secondary complications. To help further progress in emerging technologies for SCI, RHI has created a SCI global investment forum and support program for early stage SCI companies. What is the RHI SCI Global Investment Forum? The RHI SCI Global Investment Forum is a series of events that will provide a platform for emerging firms, currently seeking to commercialize an innovation directly related to minimizing the effects of paralysis following spinal cord injury, partnership opportunities with potential investors and commercial partners. As with all Forum events, select companies will pitch to an audience of life science and biotechnology investors in an effort to solicit both the partnerships and the capital necessary to continue the commercialization process of their products. In operating the RHI SCI Global Investment Forum, RHI’s role will be to help facilitate investment for emerging firms. Forums events are not opportunities to secure funding from RHI. The expected outcomes of this global program are: Increased funding to SCI researchers and developers Meaningful investment in SCI technologies and therapies An established cluster of successful SCI companies Participating in the RHI SCI Global Investment Forum The Forum is more than a financing event; it is also a partnering event. Companies and technologies presented at the Forum are often at the pre-commercial stage with the interest in seeing their technologies progress towards commercialization. Forum participants include angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate business development executives, researchers and representatives of groups who are addressing the economic burden of SCI. The Forum will initially be held in Canada and the United States. Stay up-to-date Timing and location of future RHI SCI Global Investment Forums will be determined at a later date. To receive updates about future Forum events, please join our mailing list. Contact For more information about the Forum, guidelines and application process, contact Jonathan Miodowski, Manager, Commercialization & Industry Relations at 604.827.1676 or email Past Events Interdependence 2012 Session: Emerging Company Showcase, May 2012, Vancouver, BC. Biotech Showcase™ 2013 Session: SCI Investment Opportunities and Challenges, January 2013, San Francisco, CA. BioPharm America(TM) 2013 Session: Spinal Cord Injury - Early-stage and emerging company showcase, September 2013 Boston, MA.