Program description

Beachhead™ is a partnership between a center of clinical excellence and companies to accelerate the adoption of value-based innovations. This collaborative adoption includes a real-time evaluation of collaborative care between patients, researchers, clinicians, health administrators, governments and industry, using a clear and accelerated process.

The Beachhead™ centers form a network that shares evaluation processes, best certified technologies within the network, and best training practices to improve technology implementation while increasing each participant’s visibility.


For industries

  • Confirmation of product/market fit
  • Improvement of technology based on real world use
  • Evidence gathering
  • Opportunities to demonstrate the technology and sell it within a site and across the Beachhead™ network.

For investors

  • Investment risk control
  • Familiarization with the development and commercialization of medical technologies

For excellence centers

  • Privileged access to the best medical technologies, based on their measured value
  • Strengthening the reputation of the clinical center of excellence for innovation and innovation integration

The Beachhead™ network

o   Center: CHUM

o   Expertise: Artificial intelligence

o   Center: CUSM

o   Expertise: Surgical innovation

o   Center: CHU de Québec-Université Laval

o   Expertise: Customised implants and human performance

o   Center: Douglas / Neuro /

o   Expertise: Neuroscience, neurological diseases and mental health

o   Center : CIUSSS du Nord de l’ïle de Montréal

o   Expertise : Connected Health, Smart Home Care, Chronic Diseases

o   Center: Vancouver General Hospital

o   Expertise: Emergency medicine and artificial intelligence

o   Center : CIUSSS de l’Est de l’ïle de Montréal

o   Expertise : Aging and mental health

o Center: The Ottawa Hospital

o Expertise: Digital Health

o   Centre : Alberta Health Services

o   Expertise : Stroke & neuroinformatics

o   Center : Sheba Medical Center

o   Expertise : Artificial intelligence

o   Center : IHU Strabourg

o   Expertise : Surgery & Simulation

o   Center : Medical Valley EMN

o   Expertise : Access to the European/German market

o   Centre : CHU Sainte-Justine

o   Expertise : Mother and child


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