We are delighted to announce the launch of the…

2021 McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Innovation Competition

Inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim, the vision behind the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) is to inspire members of our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences community to conceive and develop promising ideas that will have a direct and positive impact on Canadian and/or global health care.

Now in its fourth year, we are grateful to our generous donors for sponsoring the four prizes below, which consist of a monetary award, services and credits to support the development of proof of concept and preparation for commercialization or implementation:

  • The Hakim Family Innovation Prize recognizes ideas, new processes or devices in health care with potential to have a tangible and meaningful impact on the patients entrusted to our care.
  • The Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize, launched in partnership with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, highlights the innovation providing the best solution to an unmet clinical need for the care of a patient and the highest likelihood of success in being translated.
  • The MI4 Innovation Prize, sponsored by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, aims to support innovative solutions that focus on infectious and immune threats to human health.
  • The Bereskin & Parr Innovation Prize was created to recognize an entirely trainee-driven clinical innovation that has the greatest promise to develop into a truly competitive value proposition. The team should be made up of students, residents or fellows, with no professors or clinicians on the team.

Proposals submitted to the McGill CLIC will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and finalists will be selected to “pitch” their ideas during the CLIC event to be held online on May 20, 2021.

To learn more about eligibility, the timeline and criteria, “CLIC” here. The deadline to submit is March 31, 2021. We look forward to receiving your submission.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering online training exclusive to all CLIC applicants. A series of 90-minute workshops will take place in February and March that will focus on the fundamentals of preparing a business plan and explaining intellectual property and regulatory affairs. To learn more, sign up for our CLIC Newsletter.


David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jake Barralet, PhD
Director of Innovation

Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


January 18, 2021