The Master of Biomedical Innovation (MBI) program is a multidisciplinary, project-oriented graduate program focused on bridging the gap between technology development and its transfer into local, national, and international biomedical markets.
By linking the theory and practice of the biomedical innovation process, the program delivers a systematic but responsive approach to the critical, emerging discipline of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E).
Welcome to the Master of Biomedical Innovation (MBI) program
The MBI program is within the Marnix E. Heersink School of Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is based in the Department of Surgery. This program is entirely supported by generous donations from several entrepreneurs, including Marnix and Mary Heersink, and the late Michael G. DeGroote. These visionaries anticipated this program coming to fruition to educate health innovators and create entrepreneurs.
Dr. John Kelton, Executive Director
Marnix E. Heersink School of Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The MBI program is designed to provide you with a unique educational experience that integrates biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of health sciences, business and engineering. Our program stands out for its experiential and project-based approach.
Throughout the program, you will be supported by supervisors, mentors and instructors who have experience in health-care entrepreneurship.
Dr. Alan Neville, Acting Program Director
Master of Biomedical Innovation Program
ADMISSIONS WILL OPEN FOR 2024/2025 APPLICATIONS ON JANUARY 1, 2024.
You will learn how to create and market biomedical products or devices.
You will network and learn from renowned inventors and innovators.
You will better understand emerging opportunities in therapeutics, artificial intelligence (AI), medtech, and more.
The MBI is a one-year program with the curriculum divided into three phases guiding learners through the biomedical innovation
and entrepreneurship process.
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Term 1 - Biomedical problem identification and exploration
Term 2 - Solutions design and prototyping
Term 3 - Business model and pitch development
Learners will simultaneously acquire and apply the theories and skillsets presented across the three phases
to a year-long, venture-orientated project.
THE MBI IS UNIQUE WITHIN HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION AND IS THE
FIRST GRADUATE HEALTH-CARE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN CANADA.
The Marnix E. Heersink School of Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the MBI program will be based in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery. The new space is currently under construction and is expected to be completed early 2024. Follow us on social media (@machealthice) to see construction video updates.