04 December 2018

Mat’Inno: Health Innovation Breakthroughs

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Tuesday 04 December 2018,
at 07h15

Hangar du Quartier de l'innovation
1361 rue William
Montréal, QC, H3C 1R4
*Métro Lucien-L'allier*


(514) 845-4951

Research, development and business opportunities

Come and meet Professor Jacques de Guise, Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering, and EOS imaging, an important foreign medical-imaging company established in Montreal. This researcher/entrepreneur duo will reveal the keys to successful collaboration between academia and entrepreneurship for the improvement of health care devices. Topics will include living labs, the involvement of several interdisciplinary players and specialists, as well as the development of high technology in artificial intelligence.

With this Mat’Inno concept, the Quartier de l’innovation and the Junior Chamber of commerce of Montreal want to foster a culture of cross-sector collaboration between universities and the industry, practitioners, and beneficiaries, because such a culture leads to innovations and economic development, and contributes to make our city an internationally renowned hub of knowledge. Follow our lead!


Jacques A. de Guise (Eng., PhD) has been practising and teaching for over 20 years. He is a full professor at École de Technologie Supérieure’s Département de génie des systèmes and holds the Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering. He also holds the Marie-Lou and Yves Cotrel Research Chair in Orthopedics at the Université de Montréal’s faculty of medicine and CHUM research centre. With his teams and partners, he practises and teaches living innovation. His approach places patients and users at the heart of the R&D process in order to find solutions best adapted to what populations and society needs.

EOS Imaging is an international medical-device company which develops and commercializes advanced imaging solutions for osteoarticular pathologies and orthopedic care. The company endeavours to contribute to the improvement of treatment through low-dose X-ray imaging without distortion, precision measures and parameters based on such imaging, and surgical planning based on the patient’s relevant anatomy in 3D. This technology reduces radiation and enables 3D modelling of the axial skeleton, intervention simulations, and post-surgery control.


Pascal Labrecque studied at the École Polytechnique de Montréal as well as at McGill University and Laval University where he completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2016 on the subject of human-robot cooperation. In the same years, he also worked for the medical physics research group of the CHU de Québec on the design of a brachytherapy robot for magnetic resonance. Mr. Labrecque has attended many intra-entrepreneurship training programs such as Centech, Entrepreneuriat Laval and McGill's Experimental Surgery. Since 2016, he is the co-founder of Corstem, a company that develops automatic analysis software for cardiac imaging based on artificial intelligence. Corstem works closely with major research centers such as the National Institutes of Health to create the clinical decision support of tomorrow.


Additional partners

  • ÉTS’s Laboratoire de recherche en imagerie médicale et orthopédie (LIO)
  • Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)
  • Orthopedics departments from the CHUM and CHU Ste-Justine


  • Members: 5$
  • Non-members: 10$

Note: the conference will be in French.

The Mat'Inno Serie

Our city is bursting with scientific talent, innovative ideas, entrepreneurs and discoveries that are making waves on the international scene. To give you access to these local talents, the Quartier de l’Innovation launched the Mat’Inno series in 2015 in collaboration with the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal (JCCM).

These are breakfast seminars on topical themes where professors from several universities come demonstrate the best in Montréal’s academic expertise. The goal is to introduce the business community to the market opportunities in the featured industries and to foster Montrealers’ sense of pride in being Canada’s top university town.

Please note that no registration will be accepted on the spot.

See our cancellation policy.

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