The CRCHUM generates knowledge and implements and support projects that help transform patient care by making use of the best and most current scientific data.
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

Innove-Action: Reinvent Healthcare

A world-class hospital, the CHUM is redefining the hospital experience. In collaboration with CHUM management teams, the Research management team launched Innove-Action, a new conference-style event dedicated to innovation that brings together researchers, students, industry partners, health professionals, decision makers, managers and patients. The first edition in 2018 saw more than 1,000 attendees over 3 days and featured a varied program consisting of talks and themed scientific workshops, presentations of industry solutions, student posters, stands, satellite symposia, B2B meetings and talks open to the public.

Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

VIA CHUM BEACHHEADTM: A Framework For Your Ideas

At the CHUM, as elsewhere, developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have had a profound impact on medical practice. Rather than viewing AI as a threat, the CHUM has opted to make the most of it and become the first world-class AI-driven hospital.

Our VIA CHUM BEACHHEADTM initiative provides a connection between the CHUM’s clinical expertise and data science (AI) in real-life care settings to drive innovation with the help of medical and digital technologies. By connecting innovators, AI experts and clinical experts, the CRCHUM is supporting its clients’ innovations and bringing them to fruition.

The BeachheadTM program is one of the core programs of the Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (MEDTEQ). Its goal is to establish partnerships between a clinical centre of excellence and businesses to accelerate the adoption of the best medical technologies for the benefit of patients and health systems in Canada.


  • 8 spinoff companies active in the following areas:
    • Medical technology
    • Biomaterials
    • Personalized medicine
    • Metabolic diseases
    • Virtual nurse platform
  • 38 active patents
  • 33 pending patent applications
  • 19 active business agreements
  • 10 invention disclosure statements