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About The Clinic

Coaching. Mentorship. Networking.

The Clinic’s 3,000 sq ft innovation hub equips emerging health inventors with education, resources, and support to move innovations forward. The Clinic brings together students, staff, faculty, and entrepreneurs to explore innovative ideas with the potential to change the face of health care.

The Clinic’s offerings range from supporting undergraduates as they navigate entrepreneurship as a potential career choice, through to clinician entrepreneurs and researchers creating start-up companies from their labs and commercializing inventions. The Clinic’s programs and mentoring network are led by a stellar team of McMaster faculty, all health innovators themselves, sharing the passion to coach and mentor other health innovators through their entrepreneurial journey to commercialization. Innovators coming through The Clinic can expect to grow their critical networks and connect with other health entrepreneurs, receive coaching and mentorship to work through any roadblocks, and get the support needed for next steps towards commercialization.

With our Clinic on Demand membership, entrepreneurs can join our community throughout the year to gain access to our resources to help move their innovations forward.

The Clinic is proud to be one of only two Mitacs-approved incubators at McMaster University. Learn more.

The Clinic network was made possible through the generosity of Mary and Marnix Heersink and their family.
With their support, we have created a unique learning experience for emerging health innovators.

The Clinic’s Resources Tackle Several Innovation Challenges

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Entrepreneurial Education

The Clinic is the learning hub for educational activities and entrepreneurial training in health innovation.

Exclusive Resources

Our resource portal provides members with access to on-demand relevant content, templates, interactive roadmap, ecosystem information, and more.

Facilitated Development

Our dedicated Clinic Coaches work with teams to help set the milestones needed to keep projects moving forward.

Network Building

Make relevant connections with our Clinic Coaches and Mentors, all experts from academia and industry, and connect with other health innovators.

Certificate programs

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Connections @ The Clinic

FEBRUARY 7, 2023  2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

If you are currently working on an innovative idea or are just curious about entrepreneurship in the healthcare & life sciences sector, you are welcome to attend our monthly Connections @ The Clinic sessions to hear from Hamilton-based entrepreneurs and connect with other health innovators. Join us each month from September – May. Connections @ The Clinic is led by Lianna Genovese, CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc.

Register here to attend and view upcoming dates.

Innovation Inspo

coming soon

Are you curious about health innovation and entrepreneurship? Join us to hear insights from fellow McMaster entrepreneurs who transformed their ideas into startup companies! Be inspired as you hear about ways to start your own entrepreneurial journey. A pizza lunch will be provided.


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The Clinic is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library within the McMaster University Medical Centre.