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Synapse is a competition designed to promote innovation in the life sciences. From January through March 2017, researchers and innovators in the life sciences are paired with senior level MBA, Engineering & Biomedical students from McMaster University to map a path to market for their groundbreaking ideas. This program includes building an executive summary, a commercialization plan, and an informational poster. The top 3 teams then get to pitch their ideas live to a key group of experts in the life sciences such as GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson (JLabs), world renowned hospitals, top educational institutes, and more! Last year’s prizes included $55,000.00 in cash and in-kind resources, and we expect this year's to be even bigger. 

Please reach out to Elizabeth from Innovation Factory if you have any questions. You can also visit to learn more and apply todayApplications close on December 1. 

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