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McMaster innovators team up through Innovation Matchmaking Program for cross-disciplinary health solutions

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Eight multidisciplinary research teams pitched their cutting-edge health technologies as part of McMaster’s Innovation Matchmaking program.

Launched this year, the program connects researchers from McMaster and its affiliated hospitals to work together to develop and commercialize a technology solution that tackles a pressing health challenge.

Teams competed in a pitch-style competition for $75,000 in prep-funding that can be used to build investable ventures based on their technologies.

The program is hosted by the McMaster Entrepreneurship Academy, in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton (St. Joe’s), with funding support from the Faculty of Engineering.

It’s one of several initiatives offered by the Academy aimed at helping McMaster researchers move their inventions from the lab to the market, says Leyla Soleymani, Associate Vice-President, Research (Commercialization & Entrepreneurship).

Full story: McMaster innovators team up through Innovation Matchmaking Program for cross-disciplinary health solutions – Brighter World

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