Surgical Innovation is a medical technology innovation training program that aims to act as a neutral territory in which academia, clinicians and industry can collaborate to develop novel medical technologies. The program is an active partnership between multiple universities (The Department of Surgery of McGill University, John Molson School of Business, Computer Science and Software Engineering of Concordia University and École de Technologie Supérieure), engages with hospital and is supported by industry.
Surgical Innovators work as part of an innovation team with Experimental Surgery, Business, Engineereers to learn about the innovation process for new Surgical Devices by doing it.
The program is based on the highly successful Stanford Biodesign model of Needs Identification-Invention-Implementation.
Teaching is delivered by engineers, clinicians, industry experts, entrepreneurs, attorneys and business faculty and our program follows the approach of Learn & Design & Innovate.
Trainees build prototypes, develop IP, learn regulatory issues, and develop business strategies to both add value to their work and to understand the innovation process.
This new training program training will enable students to develop the skills required to design and implement market innovations that meet the needs of the surgical environment.