About iTMT


Officially launched in 2017, the Institut TransMedTech (iTMT) is a transdisciplinary open collaboration initiative that aims to develop innovative medical technologies to meet the needs of the healthcare community and train the next generation of the medical technology sector.

The Institut TransMedTech was born of an initiative led by Polytechnique Montréal, with the collaboration of 4 other founding institutions (CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, CHUM, Jewish General Hospital of Montreal) and some 30 other partners. Three other institutions joined in 2023: HEC Montréal, the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) and the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI).


The iTMT Living Lab is a transdisciplinary open innovation platform where engineers, scientists, students, clinicians, patients, caregivers and other health technology users, the medical technology industry, healthcare system stakeholders and policymakers are at the center of an integrative and collaborative process.

This environment provides a framework for the development, validation and implementation of innovative medical technologies aimed at meeting unmet needs.

With $95 million in funding from the Apogee Canada Fund for Research Excellence, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and several other partners, the Institut TransMedTech is headed by Carl-Éric Aubin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine, who has won numerous awards for his decisive and innovative contributions to the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.

« The Institut TransMedTech is a unique initiative which, through its positioning as a sectoral center of excellence in biomedical engineering and medical technologies, is leading to innovations likely to transform patients’ lives and have a significant impact on the healthcare system and the medical industry. »

Carl-Éric Aubin, Executive and Scientific Director, TransMedTech Institute



Support innovation in healthcare technologies that respond to local needs, in order to facilitate and catalyze their development and implementation;

Train the next generation of leaders in medical technologies and support the industry and innovation community;

Mobilize knowledge and foster a vibrant, dynamic environment that encourages innovation and the adoption of solutions.

Vision de l’iTMT

To be a hub for innovation in medical technologies that have an impact and added value for people’s health and socio-economic development.

Valeurs de l’iTMT

Excellence, relevance, rigor, collaboration, innovation, agility

Secteurs de R&D et d’innovation prioritaires

Digital health technologies

Technologies for the operating room & Interventions
of the future

Technologies for personalized diagnosis and care

Emerging technologies
to repair the body

Digital health


Hospital at home


Virtual reality

Robotics and minimally invasive surgery

Interventional imaging


Targeted therapies

Decision support and therapeutic follow-up

Diagnostic tools and imaging biomarkers

Digital pathology

Artificial organs, regenerative medicine, 3D bioprinting

Implants and biomaterials

Neuroprosthetics and intelligent orthotics

Sports medicine technologies