Clinical Innovation Platform


The Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) is a new and unique asset for the Montreal start-up and innovation ecosystem. It is an incubator with co-working space, incorporating wet and dry labs, at the heart of the Montreal General Hospital, a tertiary and quaternary level teaching hospital.

CLIP is the only incubator of its kind in Canada.

CLIP is fed by a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Masters in Clinical Innovation program involving students from Concordia, McGill and ETS universities. Computer science, engineering, business and medical students, working together in a hospital setting to identify problems and opportunities to improve healthcare through innovation.

The Master’s program has already had some success, with six spin-offs to date.

The CLIP will serve Montreal as a unique resource where early-stage healthcare innovations can be developed, tested and commercialized.

It has been gaining momentum:

  • The Master’s Program won the top competitive grant in Canada from the National Science and Engineering Research Council’s CREATE program.
  • The Platform won grants from the Canada Strategic Investment Fund and the Canada Fund for Innovation to redevelop 9th Floor of C-Wing at the MGH.

If you wish to learn more about the CLIP or to participate in the incubator, please contact:

Dr. Jake Barralet
Alan Thompson Chair in Surgical Research,
Vice Chair (Research), Department of Surgery,
Associate Director RIMUHC Injury Repair and Recovery program,
Research Director Division of Orthopaedics.
Jake.barralet@mcgill.ca

Dr. Gerald Fried
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
McGill University
Surgeon
McGill University Health Centre
Gerald.fried@mcgill.ca