About iTMT


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

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


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, health system stakeholders and policy makers 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 that address unmet needs.

With $95 million in support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and several other partners, the TransMedTech Institute is led by Carl-Éric Aubin, a full professor of mechanical engineering at Polytechnique Montréal and a researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine, who has won numerous awards for his decisive and innovative contributions to the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.

“The TransMedTech Institute is a unique initiative that, through its positioning as a sectoral hub of excellence in biomedical engineering and medical technologies, is leading to innovations that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and have a significant impact on the healthcare system and the medical industry.”

Carl-Éric Aubin, Executive and Scientific Director of the 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.


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


Excellence, relevance, rigour, collaboration, innovation, agility

Priority R&D and Innovation Sectors

Digital Health

Technologies for the Operating Room & Interventions of the Future

Technologies for Diagnostics & Personalized Care

Emerging Technologies for Repairing the Body

Digital health




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, Intelligent Orthotics

Sports Medicine Technologies