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Our mission is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs and high-impact health innovations.


Our vision is to establish a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship and seamless interdisciplinary collaborations between clinicians, researchers,
entrepreneurs, hospitals, and industry partners.

We are building entrepreneurial capacity for identifying health innovation opportunities and accelerating the development of new medical technologies.

Our program offerings provide the education, coaching, and mentorship needed at critical stages of health innovation development. You may be in the beginning stage and have an innovative idea but don’t know next steps, or you may be further along in your journey and already have a concept in development, but need coaching and resources to move your health innovation forward.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, a faculty member, researcher, or clinician, you can build your own custom roadmap from the program offerings to best support you in your health innovation journey. Questions? Connect with us by email.

Explore the sample innovation pathways below to see how our program offerings can support you.

Where do I start?

I'm curious about health innovation. Learn More

Visit The Clinic during our monthly Drop-In. Meet The Clinic staff and get your health innovation questions answered.

I have an innovative idea and don't know where to start. Learn More

The Health Innovation Bootcamp provides the opportunity for you to explore your health venture and position your innovative idea for commercial growth. Sessions are facilitated by industry experts and The Clinic’s innovation coaches.

If you don’t think you’re quite ready for Bootcamp, get your feet wet by attending one of our networking events in The Clinic.

Can my idea or research be commercialized? Learn More

You’ve spent so much time conducting research, or have developed a health innovation idea, and you want to explore the commercial potential of your idea or research. Connect with our team to find the right program fit and customize your innovation roadmap. Send us an email.

My innovation is further along in development and I need support to advance it to the next level. Learn More

Residency @ The Clinic is a nine-month program for health care innovators who are committed to moving their health innovations forward and looking for a fast-track approach to validate and grow their business while building up their critical network.

You’ll gain valuable insight from one-on-one coaching throughout the program, and have access to valuable online resources through the Clinic On Demand.


If you can’t identify with any of the above examples, send us an email. Our team can connect with you and map out the pathway that’s right for you.

Health innovation at MCMaster is made possible through the generosity of
Michael G. DeGroote and Marnix and Mary Heersink.