NSERC CREATE Training in Global Biomedical Technology Research and Innovation

CBB’s Training in Global Biomedical Technology Research and Innovation was launched in September 2018 and is part of NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. CBB’s Training in Global Biomedical Technology Research and Innovation is the first needs-first” graduate program in Canada, in which trainees learn to directly interact with end-users and stakeholders in the patient, medical, and biotechnology industry communities to co-discover technology problems and solutions. The program's long-term objective is to produce high-quality personnel capable of thriving in a biomedical technology career.

Trainees will gain skills through lectures and workshops centred on design, biomedical commercialization and professional soft skills. Trainees will also gain hands-on experience in identifying needs gaps and designing relevant biotechnology-based solutions through the development of their own research project and by participating in internships and academic exchanges.

Contact us if you are interested in joining the CREATE program or to explore collaboration opportunities.

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The minimum training requirements for trainees are summarized below.  Each trainee must complete a minimum of 7 hours of combined training per term to remain in the program.

Types of Training/Modules for Undergraduates
  • CREATE Entrance Survey (Link)
  • 3 hours of asynchronous training in Biodesign and Literature review
  • 4-month CREATE research project
Types of Training/Modules Masters PhD
Module 1: Start-up A mandatory module within the first term of joining the program.  Approximately 7-hour commitment.
  • Program Overview
  • CREATE Entrance Survey (Link)
  • Literature Review Quiz
  • Biodesign Quiz
  • TCPS II certificate
Module 2: Design Training Minimum of 21 hours
  • Needs Finding and Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Concept Evaluation and Refinement
Module 3: Biomedical Commercialization  Minimum of 14 hrs Minimum of 28 hrs
  • Regulatory Aspects and Standards
  • Biomedical Ethics and Clinical Evaluations
  • Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
  • Innovation and Challenges in Biomedical Technologies
Module 4: Professional Skills Minimum of 7 hours
  • Writing and Communications
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Career Development

Additional Training:

  • Technical Skills
  • Opportunities
1 Published Research Paper 3 Published Research Papers
  • Mobility - Conference, Internship, Exchange

The CREATE Program is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). CREATE grants support the training of teams of highly qualified students through innovative training programs.