Proposals submitted and pitches made during the McGill CLIC judging event should demonstrate all or most of the following:

  • Clear identification of a clinical or health care need
  • Evidence that the innovation is a viable solution for the need
  • Evidence that the solution is likely to improve health care outcomes
  • An understanding of the market for this innovation, awareness of competitors
  • Evidence that the regulatory requirements can or have been addressed
  • Evidence that the intellectual property is or can be protected
  • That the outcome can be cost-effective

Proposals must not exceed 10 pages (excluding appendices).

These criteria serve as the basis for the Judging Panel’s scorecard.

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We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Bereskin & Parr, District 3 and TBC to offer online training exclusive to all CLIC applicants. A series of 90-minute online preparatory workshops will take place in February and March 2023 that will focus on the fundamentals of creating a business model and explaining intellectual property and regulatory affairs. You are strongly encouraged to register for these free workshops (TBC). 

If you have no experience in developing a business model, there are several online resources available. Here are a few examples that you may find useful.

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