Each week Taproot brings together the latest on the research, technology, companies and people changing health and healthcare for the better in Edmonton. Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup: News UAlberta researchers created a container smaller than a credit card that safely stores heart-attack medication and it’s now for sale. Read the full story here. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is opening a 24/7 mental health and addictions centre. The clinic is scheduled to open later this year. Three Alberta startups based on technologies developed through GlycoNet-funded research received additional funding this week to help them translate their innovations into tangible outcomes. The University of Alberta Hospital is closer to getting a new neurosciences intensive care unit, with $12 million from the province and an additional $12 million from the University Hospital Foundation, in addition to the $50 million the foundation had already pledged and $99,000 from Wayne Gretzky. Tricia McGuire-Adams, a University of Alberta researcher in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, was recently profiled by Folio for her study on how physical activity helped connect Anishinaabeg women with the concept of “gweysayjitodoon indo bimaadiziiwin” or “transforming oneself into a better life.” Run For Stuff v 2.0 is out now. The app, developed by a group of MacEwan University students, gives people incentives for being physically active. CityTV showcased the app last week. The 2018 Health Hack Competition gets underway this week at the University of Calgary. The innovation icebreaker takes place on Oct. 11, and the challenge pitches and team formations start the next day. The actual health hack weekend runs from Nov. 23 to 25. Events The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Think Tank, Inspiring Innovation & Creativity, will be held on Oct. 11 at the Sutton Place Hotel. The Rising Stars Health Innovations Symposium will take place on Oct. 23 at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre. Tickets range from $60 to $75. Edmonton will be host to the 2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Symposium from April 14 to 16, 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions is Oct. 26. The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital will be hosting Spotlight on Innovation: Health to Home at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 7. The event will be focused on solving the challenges people with disabilities face transitioning from healthcare settings to their homes. The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, is a weekly email newsletter published by Taproot Edmonton. Sign up to get the full edition delivered directly to your inbox. If you have a suggestion for a future edition of the roundup, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.