Baycrest is one of the world's premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Our Research Centre includes the acclaimed Rotman Research Institute, considered one of the top five brain institutes in the world and the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit (KLAERU).
The Centre for Brain Fitness is Baycrest’s commercial incubator responsible for commercializing our technology and expertise to create social and economic benefit. At the centre, we use an entrepreneur-centric business model to commercialize the innovative research being done within the Research Centre for Aging and the Brain.
The key to successful commercialization is a clear bridge between research and a problem that a customer will pay to solve. The Centre for Brain Fitness administers several programs to build that bridge from research results to commercialization. The centre and those programs provide entrepreneurs a way to engage with Baycrest scientists and their life-changing products and services.
The Centre for Brain Fitness was founded on the vision of transforming the aging process through the development of evidence-based technologies and interventions aimed at the early detection and prevention of neurocognitive decline; the repair and rehabilitation of function in response to disease insult; and the maintenance of cognitive abilities to prolong independent living.
In collaboration with MaRS, we are connecting science with technology and creating innovative, market-driven research products that will reduce the prevalence of cognitive decline in an aging population.