HEALTH INNOVATION DISTRICT (HID)

Located in the heart of the smart city of Montreal, the Health Innovation District is made up of institutions and companies that are leaders in their fields of expertise. From hospitals to startups and well-known organizations, the HID brings together a multitude of actors dedicated to transforming health care for the greater good. Right here, right now – and tomorrow!

The mission of HID? To ensure that health institutions and businesses collaborate to deploy innovations that improve population health while creating social and economic wealth.

HEALTH INNOVATION DISTRICT (HID)

Located in the heart of the smart city of Montreal, the Health Innovation District is made up of institutions and companies that are leaders in their fields of expertise. From hospitals to startups and well-known organizations, the HID brings together a multitude of actors dedicated to transforming health care for the greater good. Right here, right now – and tomorrow!

The mission of HID? To ensure that health institutions and businesses collaborate to deploy innovations that improve population health while creating social and economic wealth.

A DIVERSIFIED AND COST-EFFECTIVE ECOSYSTEM

Example of projects developed in the CHUM ecosystem

CITADEL
CITADEL
The Center for the Integration and Analysis of Medical Data (CITADEL) at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) is one of the initiatives that facilitates a learning, teaching and communicating CHUM.
VIA CHUM
VIA CHUM
Personalized guidance that combines clinical expertise, data science and real-life care settings to drive innovations that incorporate medical and digital technology.
SAIH
School of Artificial Intelligence in Health
The first French-language school for artificial intelligence in the world to focus on human capacity development for AI health care applications and implementing them in real-life settings.
HORACE
HORACE
Online platform facilitating communication among patients and the Innovation Hub.
INNOVATION HUB
Innovation Hub
The Health Innovation and Evaluation Hub (CIES) employs the rigour, critical thinking and creativity of scientific studies to develop innovative interventions in response to health care issues observed in practice settings.
INNOVE-ACTION
INNOVE-ACTION
An event bringing together members of the ecosystem who, over the course of three days, reinvent health care!

A DIVERSIFIED AND COST-EFFECTIVE ECOSYSTEM

Example of projects developed in the CHUM ecosystem

CITADEL
CITADEL
The Center for the Integration and Analysis of Medical Data (CITADEL) at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) is one of the initiatives that facilitates a learning, teaching and communicating CHUM.
SAIH
School of Artificial Intelligence in Health
The first French-language school for artificial intelligence in the world to focus on human capacity development of AI health care applications and implementing them in real-life settings.
INNOVATION HUB
Innovation Hub
The Health Innovation and Evaluation Hub (CIES) employs the rigour, critical thinking and creativity of scientific studies to develop innovative interventions in response to health care issues observed in practice settings.
VIA CHUM
VIA CHUM
Personalized guidance that combines clinical expertise, data science and real-life care settings to drive innovations that incorporate medical and digital technology.
HORACE
HORACE
Online platform facilitating communication among patients and the Innovation Hub.
INNOVE-ACTION
INNOVE-ACTION
An event bringing together members of the ecosystem who, over the course of three days, reinvent health care!

AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT TO

  • Promote co-creation, co-development and co-deployment in health care innovation

  • Provide and enhance an integrated environment and ecosystem conducive to the innovation cycle

  • Attract the brightest minds with a vibrant work and living environment

  • Encourage the cross-fertilization of partners’ knowledge, know-how and expertise

  • Create conditions for success for companies that offers highly skilled jobs

  • Encourage the sharing of best practices for socially responsible entrepreneurship

  • Implement a cross-sectoral approach to increase business success

  • Promote health care innovation to improve the population’s health and well-being

  • Measure the impacts of innovations on population health and the reduction of spending

  • Catalyze neighbourhood revitalization by attracting diversified investments

Quartier de l'innovation en santé

AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT TO

  • Promote co-creation, co-development and co-deployment in health care innovation

  • Provide and enhance an integrated environment and ecosystem conducive to the innovation cycle

  • Attract the brightest minds with a vibrant work and living environment

  • Encourage the cross-fertilization of partners’ knowledge, know-how and expertise

  • Create conditions for success for companies that offers highly skilled jobs

  • Encourage the sharing of best practices for socially responsible entrepreneurship

  • Implement a cross-sectoral approach to increase business success

  • Promote health care innovation to improve the population’s health and well-being

  • Measure the impacts of innovations on population health and the reduction of spending

  • Catalyze neighbourhood revitalization by attracting diversified investments

UNIQUE SERVICES

Adapted To Current and Future Needs

SUPPORT

  • Project personalization
  • Access to real-life care and service situations
  • Access to Montreal’s physical spaces in a revitalized living environment

FUNDING

  • Support in finding funding
  • Evaluation, labelling and approval of innovations
  • Creation of an environment that facilitates an entrepreneurial culture

GUIDANCE

  • Assistance interfacing with relevant stakeholders
  • Development of innovation processes
  • Business welcome, incubation and acceleration

TRAINING

  • Training actors in artificial intelligence, leadership and change management
  • Access to knowledge and innovation management methods
  • Implementation of a strategic and dynamic system to monitor health care innovations

Your Partner For Personalized Business Development

  • A solution tailored to your needs
  • Innovation used in real-life setting
  • Concentrated expertise and knowledge
  • Accelerated project development
  • Personalized training for actors involved

UNIQUE SERVICES

Adapted To Current and Future Needs

SUPPORT

  • Project personalization
  • Access to real-life care and service situations
  • Access to Montreal’s physical spaces in a revitalized living environment

FUNDING

  • Support in finding funding
  • Evaluation, labelling and approval of innovations
  • Creation of an environment that facilitates an entrepreneurial culture

GUIDANCE

  • Assistance interfacing with relevant stakeholders
  • Development of innovation processes
  • Business welcome, incubation and acceleration

TRAINING

  • Training actors in artificial intelligence, leadership and change management
  • Access to knowledge and innovation management methods
  • Implementation of a strategic and dynamic system to monitor health care innovations

Your Partner For Personalized Business Development

  • A solution tailored to your needs
  • Innovation used in real-life setting
  • Concentrated expertise and knowledge
  • Accelerated project development
  • Personalized training for actors involved

CONCRETE BENEFITS

The Health Innovation District offers a unique model of social entrepreneurship and economic development based on:

The convergence of many fields of expertise rooted in an existing ecosystem

  • A state-of-the-art hospital within a university hospital network
  • A university globally recognized for health care and artificial intelligence
  • Scientific credibility provided by a world-class research network
  • A unique experience in the transformation of health care systems
  • Integrated management of the health care innovation cycle
  • An interdisciplinary team dedicated to health care innovation
  • A cross-sectoral approach to health care innovation projects
  • A public and private ecosystem developed over the last 10 years
  • A global health care innovation management network incorporating artificial intelligence
  • Strategic monitoring in the life sciences sector
  • Real-time measurement of the social and economic impacts of innovation
  • Access to big data use in real-life conditions

Transformational and exportable social and economic impacts

  • Reduced risk-taking
  • Accelerated adoption of innovation
  • Unprecedented accessibility of the health care network to entrepreneurs
  • Increased business opportunities
  • New markets opened up in Quebec and internationally
  • Enhanced credibility with investors
  • A new urban health care environment
  • Increased visibility for Quebec
Quartier de l'innovation en santé

CONCRETE BENEFITS

The Health Innovation District offers a unique model of social entrepreneurship and economic development based on:

The convergence of many fields of expertise rooted in an existing ecosystem

  • A state-of-the-art hospital within a university hospital network
  • A university globally recognized for health care and artificial intelligence
  • Scientific credibility provided by a world-class research network
  • A unique experience in the transformation of health care systems
  • Integrated management of the health care innovation cycle
  • An interdisciplinary team dedicated to health care innovation
  • A cross-sectoral approach to health care innovation projects
  • A public and private ecosystem developed over the last 10 years
  • A global health care innovation management network incorporating artificial intelligence
  • Strategic monitoring in the life sciences sector
  • Real-time measurement of the social and economic impacts of innovation
  • Access to big data use in real-life conditions

Transformational and exportable social and economic impacts

  • Reduced risk-taking
  • Accelerated adoption of innovation
  • Unprecedented accessibility of the health care network to entrepreneurs
  • Increased business opportunities
  • New markets opened up in Quebec and internationally
  • Enhanced credibility with investors
  • A new urban health care environment
  • Increased visibility for Quebec

OUR TEAM

The forward-looking visionaries who make up the team behind the Health Innovation District are women and men determined to build the health of the future.

HID Founders:

  • Dr Fabrice Brunet
    Dr Fabrice Brunet President & CEO - CHUM
  • Nathalie Beaulieu
    Nathalie Beaulieu Director of Education and CHUM Academy
  • Jocelyn Boucher
    Jocelyn Boucher Executive Vice President, Administrative Affairs - CHUM
  • Carole Jabet
    Carole Jabet Scientific Director
    The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Health
  • Kathy Malas
    Kathy Malas VP Innovation & AI
  • Irène Marcheterre
    Irène Marcheterre VP International Relations & Communications

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