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The competition that’s moving healthcare innovators forward

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Let’s turn your ambition into breakthroughs

Phase B is a one-of-a-kind competition that combines today’s excellence with tomorrow’s medical advances. By encouraging entrepreneurship, Phase B is paving the way for trailblazing healthcare projects that advance predictive and preventive medicine.

As a social impact initiative powered by Biron, Phase B’s mission is to maximize and promote innovators’ vast potential while supporting the development of solutions that will enable people to proactively manage their health.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win and receive personalized guidance from a team of seasoned experts!

Winners announced April 5, 2021. $20000 up for grabs. 1 year of personalized guidance.

Participate between January 11 and February 26, 2021

Audacious innovators wanted

Do you have a start-up project that will advance predictive or preventive medicine?

Take it to the next level and make a difference in the healthcare field!

Do you have a start-up project that will advance predictive or preventive medicine?

Take it to the next level and make a difference in the healthcare field!

Predictive
medicine

Imagine a world where we can predict the future.

Where any health issue can be foreseen long before a single symptom appears. How do we get there? By coming up with solutions and predictive tools that will empower people to make informed choices that will optimize their health.

Submit your project and help medical professionals anticipate potential health issues.

Artificial intelligence
genomics
proteomics
metabolomics
And more...

Preventive
medicine

Give new meaning to
Prevention is the best medicine.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated all too well that factors beyond our control can put peoples’ health at enormous risk. How can we turn the tide? By fast-tracking the most promising breakthroughs in the healthcare sector.

Submit a project that would prevent the onset of diseases and proactively protect peoples’ health.

Data
technology
applications
digital therapeutics
screening
And more...
Grand Prize
A $25,000 contribution
to help you develop your project
1 year of personalized guidance
from mentors, experts and specialists
Access to an accelerator program
with accelerator partners to kick off your project successfully
2nd Prize
A $ 5,000 contribution
to help you develop your project
Access to an accelerator program
with accelerator partners to kick off your project successfully

Unlock your full potential

Unlock your full potential

Are you an innovator who’s determined to advance predictive or preventive medicine? The Phase B competition is the perfect opportunity to showcase your audacity and creativity by developing a breakthrough idea that will have a positive impact on society.

Aim high and make your innovation project a reality with the help of Phase B and its experts!

Selection committee

Geneviève Biron
Geneviève Biron
President and CEO
Biron Health Group
Dr Robert Amyot, M.D.
Dr Robert Amyot, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer
MEDFAR Clinical Solutions
Dr Nicolas Tétreault
Dr Nicolas Tétreault
Scientific and Innovation Director
Biron Health Group
Michel Nadeau, P.Eng.
Michel Nadeau, P.Eng.
CEO
Tactio Health Group
Nathalie Ouimet
Nathalie Ouimet
Vice President
Montreal InVivo

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Founded in 1952, Biron provides patients, physicians and organizations with an ecosystem of services, expertise and data to harness the full potential of medical information. A Quebec leader in the healthcare sector, Biron is driven by a desire to make a difference by helping people overcome barriers and achieve their full potential, and contribute to a healthier society.

Welcome to Biron

«
Innovation takes on its full meaning when it brings everyone’s strengths together to develop solutions that benefit people. »

Geneviève Biron
President and CEO of Biron Health Group

FAQ.

No. The personalized support will be adapted to suit the winner’s needs. The mentoring and accelerator program can be offered by videoconference.

To see if your project is eligible, please refer to the eligibility criteria

Only videos in MP4 format are accepted. The maximum length is 4 minutes. Please make sure the sound quality is good enough for the selection committee to hear you clearly

  1. We’ll conduct an initial overview of the submitted projects to make sure they meet the eligibility criteria. The projects that don’t will be removed from consideration.
  2. The selection committee will evaluate each project according to the pre-established criteria, including how innovative it is, its potential impact and its feasibility. These evaluations will help identify the finalists according to a points system.
  3. Once the finalists are established, Biron employees will be asked to vote for their favourite project.
  4. The selection committee will then deliberate to name the winners.

The selection committee is made up of experienced professionals from diverse and complementary backgrounds. Their job is to evaluate the entries objectively in order to determine the winners. The members were selected according to their competencies and impartiality.

The support will be adapted to suit the winner’s needs. It will consist of mentoring sessions over a period of 12 months, as well as access to our accelerator program. A support plan will be developed after a meeting with the winner.

True to our mission and commitment to advancing healthcare, Biron will act as a mentor to the winners and make their projects happen.

The support will be adapted in order to respect restrictions and good sanitary practices.