New tools and treatments for surgery, training surgical innovators
The Surgical Innovation Program is a cross-disciplinary graduate program that equips trainees to enter the clinical technology sector. The program is delivered jointly by McGill University, École de technologie supérieure, John Molson School of Business and Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University join forces to offer training in Surgical Innovation. They bring together expertise in business, engineering, computer science and surgery. Trainees work in as part of an innovation cross-disciplinary teams to learn about the innovation process for new Surgical Devices by doing it. The program is based on the highly successful innovation model of Needs Identification-Invention-Implementation:
- First semester: Team building, Needs finding within a clinical environment, Needs screening based on business, engineering and clinical perspectives
- Second semester: Prototype development, Proof of concept, Business plan
- Summer semester: Internship with an industry partner
Teaching is delivered by engineers, clinicians, industry experts, entrepreneurs, attorneys and business faculty, and our program follows the approach of Learn & Design & Innovate.
Funded by NSERC