In collaboration with McMaster Faculty, the MGDII Health ICE Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral candidates with the opportunity to pursue leading-edge research, complemented by experiential learning, team building, and venture development. Fellows gain professional experience and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, while being immersed in McMaster’s internationally renowned research landscape. Fellows will be able to validate potential application of academic discovery through education and mentorship in topics including market analysis, strategic business plan development, intellectual property (IP) protection, venture capitalism, and investor pitch deck creation. Fellows will also have access to a range of leaders from academia, industry, and government, who will serve as advisors and partners.
The MGDII Health ICE Fellowship Program provides financial support, training opportunities, and strategic mentorship. The majority of the Fellow’s time (2/3) would relate to one or more research projects with commercialization potential under the direction of a McMaster University Faculty supervisor from the MGDII College of Health Inventors.
Fellows are also required to actively engage with MGDII Health ICE programming as well as relevant programming available within the Hamilton life sciences ecosystem. MGDII Health ICE events and courses may include Cross-talk Series, Dev Tank Roundtables, Health Venture Programs, Innovator Seminar-Entrepreneurial Rounds, Linker Events, Mentorship and Speed Advising, Sprint Competitions, and Webinars. Additional opportunities for engagement may include seminars, lunch & learns, one-on-one advisory meetings and other events led by Innovation Factory, The Forge, MILO, OBIO, JLabs and others. Commercialization activities will also include independently reviewing patentability and market for the proposed innovation as well as interacting with MILO, when appropriate. These activities would represent approximately 1/3 of the Fellow’s time.
If a Fellow is renewed for an additional year of funding, their participation in MGDII Health ICE programming is expected to evolve into a mentorship capacity, which would include MGDII Health ICE educational content development and delivery.
Fellows must work under the supervision of McMaster Faculty considered members of the MGDII College of Health Inventors.
The supervising Faculty member is expected to:
All prospective Fellows must submit a completed application package consisting of:
$60,000 CAD per year plus training opportunities
Completion of an MD or PhD in Engineering, Neurosciences, Biosciences, or Computer Science
Application form, CV, and letter from proposed supervisor
Applications are currently closed. For information on the next round, please contact the MGDII Health ICE team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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