Mission

MEDTEQ is the Quebec Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technology. Its mission is to accelerate the development of innovative technological solutions to improve patients’ health and quality of life. MEDTEQ supports their validation and integration in the healthcare system and their impact, both locally and globally, by bringing together the complementary skills of industrial and academic partners with those of healthcare providers.

Vision 2020

MEDTEQ will be a focus point of the medical technologies industry of Quebec for research, innovation and integration of new solutions in health services delivery.

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Members

  • LARGE COMPANIES

  • SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SME)

  • UNIVERSITIES

  • COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTERS

  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTERS AND HOSPITALS

  • ASSOCIATES

  • RESEARCH CENTERS

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Governance

Board of Directors

  • Jacques Milette*, Siemens Healthineers
  • François Bastien, TELUS
  • François Bertrand, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Pierre Bérubé, Greybox
  • Kaouther Bessrour, Université Laval
  • Gertrude Bourdon, CHU de Québec
  • Michel Bouvier, Université de Montréal
  • Fabrice Brunet, CHU Sainte-Justine et CHUM
  • Martha Crago, McGill University
  • Emmanuel Daigneault, CAE Healthcare
  • Mathieu Ferland, Ubisoft
  • Michelle Laflamme, Emovi
  • Geneviève Lavertu, Medtronic of Canada
  • Alexandre Le Bouthillier, Imagia
  • Robert W. Mantha, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

*Chairman of the Board

Observers:

  • Alain Bakayoko, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation
  • Franck Béraud, Montréal InVivo
  • Luc Castonguay, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
  • Michèle De Guise, Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux
  • Martin Houle, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation

Executive Commitee

  • François Bertrand, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Michelle Laflamme, Emovi
  • Geneviève Lavertu, Medtronic of Canada
  • Robert W. Mantha, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Jacques Milette, Siemens Healthineers

Scientific Commitee

  • François Bastien*, TELUS
  • Ismail Ben Ayed, École de technologie supérieure
  • Louis Bherer,  Montreal Heart Institute
  • Philippe Després, Université Laval
  • Stuart Kozlick, Kinova Robotics
  • Suzanne Leclerc, Institut national du sport du Québec
  • Roger Lecomte, CHU de Sherbrooke
  • Jacques Milette, Siemens Healthineers
  • Stéphane Moreau, Medtronic of Canada
  • David Tinjust, ApexK

*Commitee Chair

Observers:

  • Diane Côté, Consortium MEDTEQ
  • Catherine Richard, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation

Strategic Focus Areas

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Objectives

MEDTEQ supports the development of the medical technology sector by:

  • Focusing the complementary skills of industrial, academic and institutional partners with those of university teaching hospitals;
  • Accelerating the integration of new technologies and care pathways within the health system, in response to the priorities of healthcare providers;
  • Supporting the creation of new markets for consortium partners;
  • Developing knowledge and leading edge expertise in technology and the management of medical systems;
  • Training of highly qualified resources;
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer.

History

Officially launched in January 2013 with the financial support of the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST), MEDTEQ’s members include small, medium and large national and multinational companies, public research establishments as well as the five University Health Centres in Quebec and their networks. Close to 90 organisations now focus on the development of innovative world class medical technologies and solutions, demonstrating Quebec’s leadership and know-how in this regard

Context
The ageing of the population, the rise in chronic diseases and the shift towards outpatient care services represent key growth factors driving new markets for innovative products in the medical technology industry. In addition, the economic crisis and its effects on health budgets as well as a growing number of social innovation projects across the world are supporting a profound transformation of the health care continuum.

The medical technology industry in Quebec represents over 10 000 jobs and includes over 200 companies, 125 of which having operations based in Quebec. In addition, many other sectors are complementary to this industry, notably nanotechnology and ITC that together develop more and more applications with links to the domain.

The industry has been growing at an annual average rate of 9.1% over the last decade.

Historic
After four years of preparation, MEDTEQ is launched!

January 29, 2013
Press conference for the announcement of the MEDTEQ Consortium in collaboration with the MESRST; participation of 75 people.Lancement

February 11, 2013
125 Participants attend the 1st MEDTEQ Forum and call for projects.

March 5-6, 2013
Project design workshops

Health Care Industry

The health care industry is one of the leading high tech industries in the world. Its growth rate remains high even under economic pressure. Health care budgets represent more than 10% of GDP of the majority of developed countries. Moreover, in emerging countries, the access to health care has become a national priority financed by both local governments and the international community.

The search for new medical approaches to enhance the efficiency of and access to quality health care is rapidly becoming an international priority. This is driving the growth of the global medical technology market, which According to Espicom Business Intelligence Ltd, could reach 348.6 billion US dollars in 2016.