The Division of Education & Innovation is very interested in maximizing work done by faculty. Where possible, members are encouraged to ‘think big’: explore opportunities for commercialization, scale efforts to other departments and institutions, and seek new collaboration opportunities. In addition, DEI has a Community of Practice (CoP) specifically dedicated to exploring the potential of different educational efforts. This CoP is open to members from any McMaster University faculty or academic institution. We encourage you to learn more about success stories and the CoP below.
September 15, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
MILO is currently accepting applications for the McMaster Seed Fund. To be considered for the first round of investments, download and complete the application form on the MILO website and submit it by October 29, 2021.
September 1, 2021 by Jessie Park
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from McMaster and SickKids, including two members of the MGDII College of Health Inventors, are developing a cutting-edge lung model that can better respond to viruses and drug treatments, giving scientists a tool to advance research in lung conditions like COVID-19, cystic fibrosis and allergens for asthma and air pollution.
September 1, 2021
Lianna Genovese, a graduate of The Clinic @ Mac's Residency Program and Health Ventures program, has received the National James Dyson Award for her invention, Guided Hands™. The award recognizes an engineering student who has created an effective solution to a problem with design thinking at the forefront.
August 31, 2021
Launching in September, the McMaster Seed Fund (MSF), is an early-stage investment vehicle designed to foster innovative startup companies coming out from McMaster research with the potential for significant economic and/or societal impact in the Hamilton region and beyond.
August 26, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Kay Wu, a third-year medical student and MGD Health ICE Innovators in Scrubs program graduate, has won the Canadian Medical Association’s Dr. Brian Brodie Medical Learner Leadership Award.
August 10, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
During episode 22 of the MacPFD Spark podcast, Sarrah Lal, an Assistant Professor of Medicine, shared her three starting steps for evaluating an innovative idea on its market potential.
July 16, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The Clinic selected thirteen promising ideas for the nine-month incubation process. Early-stage teams met with experienced mentors in academia and industry to validate concepts, bridge gaps in knowledge and networks, raise funds, create interdisciplinary teams, and further ideas and health-related ventures.
June 25, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (Health ICE) team has grown. Hanna Haponenko and Komal Patel are the group’s new Innovation Consultants.
June 14, 2021
Healthcare professionals seeking to upgrade their skills mid-career have a formidable ally in Teresa Chan, incoming associate dean of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
June 11, 2021
John Kelton, the Executive Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII), and his colleagues at the McMaster Platelet Immunology Laboratory (MPIL) have developed a new lifesaving treatment for people suffering from vaccine-related blood clots.
June 3, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
ImaginAble Solution's CEO and founder Lianna Genovese, an alumnus of The Clinic @ Mac’s Residency and Health Ventures programs, recently represented Canada at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Her invention, Guided Hands, won the Innovation Award.
May 6, 2021
Three Faculty of Health Sciences professors have been named 2021 University Scholars by McMaster University. Teresa Chan, Andrea Gonzalez and Richard Whitlock are three of seven who have been given the university’s top award for mid-career researchers who are considered global leaders.
April 5, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The winners of The Clinic @ Mac’s inaugural Boost Grants are four McMaster startup ventures supported by The Clinic @ Mac’s Residency Program. A total of $17,500 was awarded to ImaginAble Solutions, PROVA Innovations Ltd., FreeHand, and KardioSmart.
March 30, 2021
Funding supports acceleration of ‘made-in-Canada’ life science solutions amidst global pandemic. Innovation Factory will expand programming for life science innovators and launch the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE).
March 22, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The Health Ventures Level 2 certificate program is an online, asynchronous, experiential opportunity available to those who want to explore a proof of concept, assess feasibility, and validate various aspects of their health innovation project, product, or company. Apply now to join the first cohort in May 2021.
March 4, 2021 by Jeremy Hirota, Sarrah Lal & Milica Vukmirovic
Canada is approaching the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic. It is clear that both government and industry have developed responsive research and innovation efforts towards solving current and emerging challenges.
February 25, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Do want to make an impact in health innovation this summer? We are currently looking for Innovation Consultant interns to support the development of innovation education and commercialization opportunities.
February 5, 2021 by Jessie Park
December 1, 2020 by Charlotte Miller
Researchers interested in exploring the commercialization potential of their work have a new reference guide, courtesy of the Demystifying Medicine Program.
November 19, 2020 by Ciara McCann
Lianna Genovese of ImaginABLE Solutions and Matthew Rosato of Prova Innovations are two of The Clinic @ Mac's innovation residents.
November 10, 2020 by Lori Dillon
Dawn Bowdish, Andrew McArthur, Matthew Miller, Karen Mossman, and Gerry Wright, members of the MGDII College of Health Inventors, have been awarded funding to continue COVID-19 research.
October 15, 2020 by Wade Hemsworth
Leyla Soleymani, a member of the MGDII College of Health Inventors, and her team, have created the prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and to improve access to diagnostic testing.
October 6, 2020 by Charlotte Miller
September 21, 2020
MGDII College of Health Inventors Chair Dr. Sheila Singh co-founded a Canadian research company which was recently acquired by an American company. The newly created subsidiary Century Therapeutics Canada team will be based at the McMaster Innovation Park.
September 2, 2020 by Charlotte Miller
Dr. Alfonos Iorio is the latest McMaster University community member to join the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII) College of Health Inventors.