Prizes and Additional Benefits

Hakim Family Innovation Prize: Most Transformative Innovation

This award 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 recipients of this prestigious prize will receive a $10,000 monetary award and, courtesy of our partners, expert services and support from well-known local firms, including dedicated physical presence at the McGill Simnovation Hub for up to 12 months and access to Faculty and University services* for a total additional value worth up to $50,000+.


Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize: Innovation Providing Best Solution

This 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. It includes a $9,000 monetary award and, courtesy of our partners, expert services and support from well-known local firms, including a dedicated physical presence at the McGill Simnovation Hub for up to 12 months and access to Faculty and University services* for a total additional value worth up to $40,000+.


MI4 Innovation Prize: Best Solution to Infectious or Immune-related Disease

This award recognizes a preventative, diagnostic or therapeutic innovative approach designed to address infectious or immune-related threats to human health. It includes an $8,000 monetary award and, courtesy of our partners, expert services and support from well-known local firms, including a dedicated physical presence at the McGill Simnovation Hub for up to 12 months and access to Faculty and University services* for a total additional value worth up to $40,000+.



* Please note, this is subject to terms, conditions and availability. Limitations may apply.
** This includes the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, the Surgical Innovation Platform at the Montreal General Hospital, the Centre for Innovative Medicine’s Experimental Operating Room and the Simulation Suite at the MUHC Glen site subject to availability and as allocated by Innovation Director.
+ Non-negotiable, non-exchangeable and no substitutes. Credits to be used or encumbered with approval in writing by December 31, 2020.
 


Benefits Include:


All winning teams will gain access to expert support from within the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, its academic network and its extended network of mentors and alumni, together with potential benefits such as:

  • Mentorship, advice and guidance in multiple areas of expertise such as business, legal, engineering, clinical;
  • Legal, Financial and Intellectual Property (IP) legal support;
  • Access to the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning including physical presence, limited use of meeting rooms, reduced rates for services at the Simnovation Hub’s world class medical simulation centre, and marketing and communications expertise to support your company;
  • Two communication releases through the communications office at the Simulation Centre;
  • Access to professional training activities as they become available;
  • Exposure to decision- and policy-makers, key opinion leaders, entrepreneurs and other key enablers.


In preparation for the pitching event, the four finalists for the Hakim Family Innovation Prize and the Marika Zelenka Roy Prize have the option of coaching offered by McGill’s Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) through the SKILLSETS program. Pitch specialist Dr. Andrew Churchill will facilitate two presentation skills workshops focused on content and slide development as well as voice, body language and stage presence. Additionally, in the days leading up to the public competition, there will be a final pitch feedback coaching session where participants will receive targeted feedback on their presentations.

 
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