Dane Bedward

Board Member

Dane Bedward
Q: Why do you volunteer on the Board of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute?
A: The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s vision expresses a commitment to research focused on patients and improving patients' quality of life. I have met with some researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and have seen that they are personally committed to this vision. We have world class researchers at The Ottawa Hospital. I look forward to the privilege of serving this team, to help to ensure that they can continue their remarkable work and that the innovations developed at the hospital realize their potential to meet unmet patient needs in Canada and globally.

Mr. Dane Bedward is the CEO of NeuroBot Inc., a strategic advisory company focused on assisting Medtech, Digital Medicine and Biopharma companies with their business strategies.

Prior to founding his advisory company, Dane was Senior Vice President International for Genzyme Corporation, one of the top 5 global biotech companies before being acquired by Sanofi-Aventis. His first assignment with Genzyme was as Managing Director and President of the Canadian subsidiary Genzyme Canada Inc. Genzyme Corporation is a pioneer in the development of products for rare genetic diseases.Throughout his career Mr. Bedward has also worked with other organizations such as Nordion International, Johnson and Johnson (in Canada and Europe), Flow Laboratories, and McMaster University.

Dane serves on the Board of Directors of The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), The Capital Angel Network (CAN), and Panthera Cryosolutions, as well as chairs the Board of Directors for Spiderwort Inc. He is also a member of the L-Spark MedTech Advisory Committee, an Executive Fellow with Mistral Venture Partners, a Steering Committee member for Alacrity Ottawa, a medical markets strategic advisor for Welch Capital Markets, and a Charter Member of TiE. Dane has previously served on the following Boards: the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa, the Board of Trustees for Bridgewater State University, The National Medical Devices Alliance, The Ottawa Health and Life Sciences Cluster, The New England-Canada Business Council, The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, The New England-Latin America Business Council, The Ottawa Life Sciences Council, and the Board of Directors for NeuroBiotech Inc.

Dane is a proud graduate of the University of Ottawa Science program. He has participated as a panel member in numerous conferences globally.