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Funding and support programs

The TransMedTech Institute offers several funding and support programs related to scientific research in innovative medical technologies. 

Check this section of our website regularly for current programs.

Medical Technologies

 
Project can be submitted at any time - contact us to discuss it.


Professors and researchers who are members of founding institutions may submit a medical technology innovation project at any time to the TransMedTech Institute. There is a multi-stage process to complete with the TransMedTech Living Lab's Development and Integration Unit (UDI) team before submitting the file to an External Evaluation Committee, which meets several times during the year. Thus, the deadline for the evaluation of a project depends on several factors (date of contact, agreements to be concluded, level of completeness of the file, etc.).

The project may arise from a need or challenge identified in the health system or within a medical technology company, stem from an idea or solution suggested by stakeholders in the field, or be based on existing projects in any phase of development.

Your project must be part of one of the technological categories and medical sectors prioritized by the TransMedTech Institute.

Submit a project
 
To submit a project, you must first contact the TransMedTech Living Lab UDI team by email. You will be accompanied by a project manager to make a first multidisciplinary evaluation (legal, technical-commercial, regulatory, financial, etc.) of your project, then to prepare a co-development plan when your project corresponds to the mission and objectives of TransMedTech. More specifically, the preliminary stages for submssion of the file for evaluation include a co-creation exercise leading to the mapping out of a co-development plan that maximizes project value.

If you have a biomedical technology that addresses a clinical need in musculoskeletal or cardiovascular diseases, or cancers, that would benefit from a Living Lab codevelopment approach, contact Marie-Pierre Faure to discuss it further.

 
 
Results
All projects selected under the TransMedTech project financing and support program are designed to meet important needs of the health sector or a medical technology company and/or to develop solutions suggested by professionals in the field. Projects that have passed the first evaluation stage receive financial support and support from the TransMedTech Living Lab UDI team.
 
For the evaluation of the files, a committee of external experts (industry experts, researchers, representatives of paragovernmental or social-services agencies, patient-partners, etc.) meets several times a year. Submissions are treated confidentially and an audit of potential conflicts of interest is performed beforehand to ensure fair treatment for all.
 
Consult the list of selected projects - Spring 2018 (.pdf)
Consult the list of selected projects – Winter 2018 (.pdf)
Consult the list of selected projects – Fall 2017 (.pdf
Questions?

If you have any questions about this program, please write to livinglab.transmedtech@polymtl.ca.

Graduate and posdoctoral research excellence awards

 

Fall 2021 Competition 
Application Deadline : Monday, October 4th at 12pm (noon)

The ITMT training program aims to train the next generation of researchers and professionals in an open-innovation ecosystem that will allows them to acquire valuable skills and to understand issues related to the development of medical technologies from the idea to the use of the product in the health system.

 

The fellowship competition is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows wishing to become professors, university researchers (academic profile), future employees working in medtech companies (industrial profile) or future entrepreneurs of medtech companies (entrepreneurial profile).

 

Evolving within the TransMedTech Institute will allow the scholarship holders to acquire :

  • An understanding of the health technology innovation cycle and its issues (needs of the health community, proof of concept, value of the innovation, regulatory aspects, approval and licensing process, commercialization, evaluation by health agencies and hospital implementation units, social acceptability, etc.)

  • Project development methodology using an open innovation Living Lab approach

  • Project management methods specific to the medtech environment

  • TransMedTech Institute fellows will benefit from a variety of transdisciplinary training activities to enrich their scientific, professional and personal skills. Each grantee will also be supported by a multidisciplinary and personalized advisory committee as well as by the Co-development and Integration Unit (CIU) of the TransMedTech Institute's Living Lab, which will support him or her throughout his or her career in order to foster his or her development, according to the profile he or she has chosen (academic, industrial, entrepreneur).

 

Eligible research projects:

  • The project must fall within one of the medical axes and sectors of the Institut TransMedTech
  • The research supervisor must be a regular full-time professor or researcher at a member institution of the Institute TransMedTech*
  • All projects must be led by a director and co-director from different and complementary disciplines. The co-director may come from a non-member institution of the TransMedTech Institue.
*Polytechnique Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, CHUM and Jewish General Hospital 

 

Online information Sessions

Register to one of our online info sessions to find out more about the program, admission requirements, etc.

  • Tuesday, August 31st, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Sign up (français)
  • Thursday, September 2rd, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Sign up (english)
  • Wednesday, September 15th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m
    Sign up (english)
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

New for 2021 

  • For this competition, the number of files where a teacher acts as director is limited to 2
  • This also applies to the same tandem (director/codirector or director/co-director) of professors

 

Eligibility

For more information on the Institute TransMedTech Excellence Award Competition, the admission requirements and the steps to follow, it is imperative to consult the 


The application file must be composed of :

 

Deadline: Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 12 pm (noon)
Results

Applications will be evaluated confidentially, under the aegis of Fonds Recherche Québec, by a committee of external experts according to the criteria and weightings described in Appendix C of the Guide to Excellence Awards. A ranking will be made and a threshold (level of excellence) will be established for each level (Master's, PhD, postdoctoral). 


Applicants will receive an email announcing the evaluation committee's decision at the end of the evaluation process (December 2021).


The TransMedTech Institute welcomed an initial cohort of 18 students and postdoctoral fellows following a competition in the fall of 2017. They were joined by 19 students and postdoctoral fellows forming the 2nd cohort of TransMedTech fellows for the winter 2018 edition. In the 3rd edition of the competition in the fall of 2018, 27 students and postdoctoral fellows received an offer of a fellowship. The cohort at the end of the fourth fellowship competition in Fall 2019 consisted of 19 students and postdoctoral fellows. We were pleased to welcome 17 new students and postdoctoral fellows selected in Fall 2020.

 

 

Discover past recipients of the TransMedTech Graduate and posdoctoral research excellence awards

Fall 2020 competition results (PDF)
Fall 2019 competition results (PDF)
Fall 2018 competititon results (PDF)
Spring 2018 competition results (PDF)
Fall 2017 competition results (PDF)

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition, please consult our Q&A (PDF) or write to bourses.transmedtech@polymtl.ca

Qualified Professionals recruitment program

 
Deadline to submit an application: May10th, 2021 - 4:00 pm

The Highly Qualified Professionals Recruitment Program (HQP) aims to support unique infrastructures and expertise to accompany research and development of medical technologies, including their implementation in the health system and/or the biomedical industry. These hand-picked professionals support interdisciplinary-intersectoral projects for the development, validation and implementation of medical technologies with high potential impact on patients and the health system.

Submit an application

Researchers wishing to submit a project to recruit highly qualified professionals must contact the Deputy Director of TransMedTech Living Lab Development and Integration Unit (UDI) team by e-mail. You will be accompanied in all stages to complete your application. The application guide is available in French only.

Results
Nominations are submitted to an evaluation committee made up of members of the TransMedTech Institute Scientific Steering Committee and external members. Files are treated confidentially and an audit of potential conflicts of interest is performed beforehand to ensure fair treatment for all.
 
TransMedTech welcomed its first cohort of 16 new highly qualified professionals following a fall 2017 competition. More specifically, the expertise of these professionals is being put to use on various technology platforms to support completion of projects of the TransMedTech ecosystem.
 
Consult the list of winners – 2017 competition results (.pdf
Consult the list of technology platforms 
Organization and financial support of events

Project can be submitted at any time.
The mission of the TransMedTech Institute (iTMT) is to develop and mobilize knowledge related to its targeted strategic areas, as well as to promote the influence of its members, for example by supporting the organization of activities for both internal and external audiences (e.g., symposium, workshop, roundtable, guest speaker, themed days).

TransMedTech draws on its entire community to build a program of events that are in keeping with the Institute's mission.

Who is eligible

Any researcher who is a member of one of the founding institutions* of the iTMT may submit an event project to obtain support service tailored to their needs.

To be eligible, the event must:

• correspond to the mission of the iTMT
• fit into one of TransMedTech's priority medical categories and areas
• meet standards of excellence
• reach a suitable number of participants from at least two founding institutions
• generate community outreach potential

What services are offered**

• Participation in the conceptualization and development of the agenda for the activity
• Logistical support, tips to ensure the success of the event
• Reasonable financial support (co-financing), while respecting the rules of the 3 federal councils
• Promotion of the activity to iTMT members and partners
• Other services to be discussed, as needed

*Polytechnique Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, CHUM, Jewish General Hospital in Montréal
**The services offered may vary from project to project and will be agreed upon after project analysis
Submit a project and evaluation process
You can submit a project at any time by providing the details listed below in a document of no more than two pages to info.transmedtech@polymtl.ca.
 
This document must contain:
1. Type of event (symposium, workshop, roundtable, etc.)
2. Suggested theme or title
3. iTMT technological and medical categories 
4. Target audiences
5. Number of participants involved
6. Potential location
7. Duration
8. If invited speaker, provide a CV (1 or 2 pages)
9. Time of year (approximate date of the event)
10. Summary of the proposed event in a few lines
11. Approximate budget and type of support sought from the iTMT (conceptualization, co-financing, logistics, etc.)

Evaluation process

Submitted event projects will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the iTMT Scientific Steering Committee according to the criteria outlined above. Successful projects will then be further elaborated with a member of the TransMedTech team to make a more detailed assessment of the workflow and schedule. With regard to financial support, a detailed assessment of the budget and other sources of funding will be required before any amount is awarded. We wish to be able to make a decision no more than two weeks after the receipt of the request, and if it is positive, start quickly the process of co-development of the event.
Questions?

If you have any questions, please write to info.transmedtech@polymtl.