Tangible results from a program that is unique in CanadaSunday, April 28, 2019
On April 17, in a jam-packed auditorium at McGill University, some forty students divided into seven teams presented the fruits of a full year of research and observation resulting from the Short Graduate Program in Surgical Innovation.
The only one of its kind in Canada, and with only a few comparable equivalents around the world, this program is decidedly forward-thinking in terms of the combining of disciplines, the access that it provides to operating rooms and its objective, namely the commercialization of a practical and profitable technological solution. Each year-long collaboration combined the efforts of Engineering students from ÉTS, Surgery students from McGill and Science and Administration students from Concordia.
The goal was to produce surgical innovations by designing and then developing an innovative medical device that will improve the care provided to patients. Each member of these multidisciplinary teams was called upon to apply their expertise and to get involved in every step of the project, from the needs analysis to marketing. The objectives of this unique training are clear: to help these students become entrepreneurs in the advanced technology sector!
In recognition of the complementarity between the Surgical Innovation program and the Med Tech accelerator program intended for medical innovation entrepreneurs, Centech, the high-tech incubator at ÉTS, awarded prizes to the three top ranking teams. Four ÉTS students were among the members of these three teams, all of whom were subsequently accepted into the Med Tech accelerator program.
Short Graduate Program in Surgical Innovation, ÉTS
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