Philip Edgcumbe

Singularity Expert: Medicine

Philip Edgcumbe is a Canadian scientist, biomedical engineer, medical innovator, doctor in training (MDPhD) and entrepreneur. In 2017, Philip led a team which developed a XPRIZE global crowdsourcing competition to End Alzheimer’s, raised $25 million USD to run the competition, and was selected as the top priority XPRIZE for launch in 2018.Philip is striving to positively impact the health of a billion people by connecting medicine, biomedical research, and entrepreneurship. He has invented, patented and licensed a medical device and was part of two biomedical start-up companies. He is currently the Innovator-in-Residence for the Canadian Medical Association Innovation Lab. In 2014 Philip was the recipient the Outstanding Young Scientist award at MICCAI. In 2016 he spent the summer in Silicon Valley at Singularity University where he applied exponential technologies to medical innovation. In 2017 he received the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award. Philip speaks internationally about the topic of Disruptive Technology and the Future of Health Care.