Communitech forms exclusive procurement partnership with Mohawk Medbuy Corporation
KITCHENER, ONT., October 18, 2022 — Communitech, Canada’s Tech Supercharger™, has partnered with Mohawk Medbuy Corporation (MMC) to connect the not-for-profit, shared services organization’s industry-leading Innovation LaunchPad Program to founders in the tech ecosystem. Through this work, founders will be able to solve Canadian problems with homegrown Canadian tech solutions faster than ever before.
MMC’s Innovation LaunchPad serves as a platform for founders interested in integrating their tech into the public sector. Tech firms with products that meet the program’s criteria will be able to establish pricing agreements directly with MMC – creating a pathway for hospitals and other health care providers to access novel solutions quickly and easily.
“Finding opportunities to create integrated markets and break down barriers between tech firms and public sector procurement is a key pillar of Communitech’s True North Strategy,” said Chris Albinson, CEO and president at Communitech. “We’re thrilled to be able to supercharge opportunities for our founders to solve Canadian problems with Canadian solutions through this procurement partnership with Mohawk Medbuy.”
“Integrating transformative approaches into health care allows our Member hospitals to thrive and provide the best in patient care,” said Tony DiEmanuele, President and CEO of Mohawk Medbuy. “Our partnership with Communitech aligns perfectly with the goals of our Innovation LaunchPad, and we’re excited by the potential of this collaboration to streamline the adoption of new tech solutions that help address our Members’ pain points.”
Communitech works to connect founders with partners that are ready to validate ideas and explore solutions through its Future of X collaboratives. These programs are custom-built for tech firms to pilot solutions, navigate the procurement process and sell to big customers. Currently, active collaboratives at Communitech include the Future of Health and Future of Cities.
To learn more about Communitech, please visit Communitech.ca.
As a national, not-for-profit, shared services organization, Mohawk Medbuy uses the combined purchasing power of its Members to leverage maximum value. Hundreds of health care providers and other organizations rely on MMC contracts, which are utilized for $1.4 billion of their annual spend. Supported by robust data and analytics and a commitment to innovation, MMC delivers insights that allow public sector organizations to maximize their resources and reallocate them to frontline care.
For more on Mohawk Medbuy, please visit MohawkMedbuy.ca.
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Public Relations Specialist, Communitech
Director, Business Development & Communications, Mohawk Medbuy
Established in 1997 in Waterloo Region, Communitech was built by tech founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. Today, Communitech is Canada’s leading innovation hub, supporting a community of more than 1,200 founders by providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and sales. As Canada’s tech supercharger, Communitech helps founders start, grow and succeed by:
- Hiring and retaining the smartest, brightest and most experienced people
- Accessing growth financing at every stage
- Selling to the biggest customers at home and around the world
- Connecting the right people at the right time – peers who have been there before, coaches who can guide them through the difficult spots and partners from all over Canada
About Mohawk Medbuy Corporation:
Mohawk Medbuy is a national, not-for-profit, shared services organization that supports hundreds of hospitals, non-acute care providers and other public sector organizations in ON, NB, NS, NL, PEI, MB and YT. MMC provides efficient, cost-effective procurement of medical/surgical supplies, pharmaceutical products, capital equipment and food/nutrition solutions, as well as warehousing and logistics, accounts payable and linen services. The Burlington, Ontario-based organization also has offices in Thunder Bay, London and Brantford and a linens facility in Hamilton.