Getting your proposal ready for the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition

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Free preparatory workshops for applicants of the 2021 McGill CLIC

The McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) aims to inspire members of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences community to conceive and develop promising ideas that will have a direct and positive impact on Canadian and/or global health care.

To support CLIC applicants and help elevate the quality of their proposals, we have partnered with Bereskin & Parr, District 3 and LOK North America to offer a series of five preparatory workshops that will focus on the fundamentals of preparing a business plan and explain intellectual property and regulatory affairs aspects.

Facilitated by leading experts, these workshops will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to enhance the commercial viability of their plan.

The 90-minute lunchtime workshops will take place online every Friday from February 19 to March 19, starting at noon.  Please visit our website for more information on the workshops and facilitators.

CLICK HERE to register.

Friday, February 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Developing a Business Model (Part 1)
This workshop is geared towards teams that have no, or very little, experience in addressing the business elements required in a successful commercialization plan for a scientific innovation. Participants will be provided with the tools and know-how to address the business elements contained within their proposal and enhance the commercial viability of their plan.

Friday, February 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Introduction to Intellectual Property
This workshop will discuss the different types of Intellectual Property available with a focus on patents. Participants will learn the patent process and terminology applicable to patents and patent strategy considerations for a start-up. Protection for IP involving artificial intelligence and the basics of patent searching will also be discussed.

Friday, March 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Developing a Business Model (Part 2)
This workshop is geared towards teams that have no, or very little, experience in addressing the business elements required in a successful commercialization plan for a scientific innovation. Participants will be provided with the tools and know-how to address the business elements contained within their proposal and enhance the commercial viability of their plan.

Friday, March 12, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Introduction to Regulatory Requirements for Medical Device Manufacturers
This workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of regulatory compliance and market perspective for Health Canada and the FDA approval. It is vital for your business plan to have a reasonable idea as to the regulatory pathway you need to undertake to get your product into the hands of clinicians and/or patients. This workshop covers devices and software, and is a must for budding medtech innovators.

Friday, March 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
CLIC Proposal Q&A Session
This is your opportunity to engage with the workshop facilitators and ask them questions specific to your application.

To learn more about eligibility, the timeline and criteria of the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition, “CLIC” here. The deadline to submit is March 31, 2021. We look forward to receiving your submission.

Sincerely,

David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jake Barralet, PhD
Director of Innovation
Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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