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, the John Molson School of Business and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University who have joined forces to offer training in Surgical Innovation.
Together, they bring expertise in business, engineering, computer science and surgery. Trainees work as part of innovation cross-disciplinary teams to learn about the innovation process for new surgical devices through hands-on application and development. 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 the program follows the approach of Learn & Design & Innovate.
The Surgical Innovation Program is supported by NSERC-CREATE funding, through the Innovation at the Cutting Edge program.