Watch the video-recording of the 2021 CLIC event

About the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)

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

The McGill CLIC has now been running very successfully for six years. We are very grateful to our sponsors for offering the following prizes at this year's seventh annual competition:

  • The Hakim Family Innovation Prize recognizes ideas, new processes or devices in health care with potential to have a tangible and meaningful impact on the patients entrusted to our care.
  • The Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize was launched in partnership with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. There are two award categories for this prize. The first award recognizes the best solution to an unmet clinical need for the care of a patient and the highest likelihood of success in being translated. The second award recognizes an innovation that improves patient safety/quality, or addresses an unmet clinical need, through simulation. 
  • The Bereskin & Parr Innovation Prize recognizes the clinical innovation that has the greatest promise of a commercial value proposition.
  • New for 2024: The Pediatrics Clinical Innovation Prizes, courtesy of the generosity of the McGill Departments of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, consist of two awards. These awards recognize a preventative, diagnostic or therapeutic innovative approach or digital tool designed to address an unmet or poorly served need in pediatric medical or surgical care. 

Proposals are submitted by teams or individuals with the goal of improving health outcomes, health access for patients, or health care efficiency or effectiveness.

Proposed improvements may take many different forms, for example:

  • Product innovation – devices, diagnostics and technology platforms
  • A clinical “1st” – new programs and procedures
  • Process innovation – new delivery models

Proposals submitted to the McGill CLIC are screened, and the finalists are selected by a panel of independent judges, then invited to pitch their ideas.

About the Judging Panel

The McGill CLIC panel of judges is comprised of leaders in clinical care, academia, industry, engineering and business. McGill CLIC judges are confirmed annually.

The 7th Annual McGill Clinical Innovation Competition and Awards Ceremony will take place in person on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.


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