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> CALL FOR PROJECTS: COLLISION PROGRAM

You are leading an innovative project
in the health sector?

Accelerate your project by joining the Collision program!

Application deadline: September 18, 2022
In collaboration with
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⚠ This call for projects has been closed. To stay in touch, check out our newsletters! (They’re in French, tough.)

Early stage

4 workshops

30 hours of coaching

+3 months

95% financed

Structure your project, validate your impact!

By joining Esplanade Québec’s Collision program, you have access to:

  Up to 30 hours of coaching by experts in your sector: 15 hours of semi-personalized facilitation and 15 hours of customized coaching

  Tools and resources to help you structure your project

  A passionate team to support you at every stage of your development

  Access to our privileged partners* in the health sector to prepare pilot projects or technological showcases in real environments

  Support for the Esplanade Innovation and Impact Entrepreneurship Community

   Increased visibility on the Esplanade’s web platforms

Un atelier à l'Esplanade
Un atelier de bootcamp à l'Esplanade
Un 5@7 sur la terrasse !

Connect with key partners* in the health sector

You will be able to…

  Have the opportunity to conduct a field test or pilot project with a partner institution or organization

  Be introduced to a potential partner, depending on the nature of your project, for discussions about it

  Benefit from the expertise of experts in the sector, in particular during expertise clinics or midday conferences in the courses

  Meet key players in the Quebec health care community

*The Esplanade’s network of partners includes:

 

The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, and de l’Estrie, as well as the CHUM.

Leave the program with…

A validated proof of concept

An innovative business model

An impact strategy

An experimentation plan for your prototype

Do you wish to take a moment with the program manager to discuss your project and its eligibility?

Eligibility and general information

Who is this program for?

Collision is a 3-month program combining group workshops and personalized coaching, developed by Esplanade Quebec, the first accelerator for social and environmental impact entrepreneurs in Quebec.

 

For this 10th Collision cohort, we are looking for 8 to 10 entrepreneurial teams developing health impact solutions.

This program is for you if:

You have an entrepreneurial project, whether you are an NPO, a cooperative, a corporation (inc.) or other, or whether you are a professional or a researcher in an intra/entrepreneurial process

Your project is in the early stage (you have completed your ideation phase and are ready to validate your proof of concept)

Your team is located in Quebec

Your project responds in an innovative, efficient and realistic manner to an identified problem or need in the health sector, either by:

a technological innovation (hardware or software)

an organizational innovation and changes in practices

or a social innovation.

What types of health projects are we looking for?

For this cohort, we are specifically looking for impact projects that address the following issues:

Prevention

Promotion of healthy lifestyles

Accessibility to health care

Care pathway

Helping people stay in their homes and providing adapted housing for people who are losing their independence

Improved access to information

Success in treatment follow-ups

Mental Health Care and Services

Sexual Health Care and Services

Training and collaboration of stakeholders (patients, clinicians, specialists, etc.)

*These are the main issues targeted by this call for projects, but we invite all project leaders aiming to have a significant impact on the theme of health to submit an application.

Why join our cohort?

Our network of health care partners*

By joining the Esplanade’s Collision program, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with our network of partners in the health sector. Within our health unit, we have developed structuring partnerships with many organizations that are regularly on the lookout for innovations. You will be able to:

Have the opportunity to conduct a field test or pilot project with a partner institution or organization

Meet with key players in the Quebec health care community.

Be introduced to a potential partner, depending on the nature of your project, for discussions about it

Benefit from the expertise of experts in the sector, notably during expertise clinics or midday conferences in the courses

*The Esplanade’s network of partners includes: the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie, and the CHUM.

Opportunities for research collaboration

The Esplanade also maintains strong ties with the research and innovation community in Quebec. By joining the Collision program, you could benefit from it to accelerate the development of your innovation!

  Meet experts in your field

  Access accurate and up-to-date data on your industry

  Test your solution in a real-life environment

  Finance your R&D work with the grants and funding to which you are entitled as an entrepreneur

What is the Collision program?

A personalized accompaniment over several months

  Intensive Final Selection Bootcamp: 2 days where teams are put into action on the Impact Gaps Canvas

  Up to 30 hours of coaching by experts in your sector: 15 hours of semi-personalized facilitation and 15 hours of customized coaching

  4 workshops on tools developed by our impact entrepreneurship experts, directly applied to your project

The coaching will lead you to work on these skills:
Understanding your ecosystem

Map your ecosystem to better understand your place in it and identify partners.

Validate your solution with your users

Confront your ideas to develop a solution that meets the real needs of your users.

Build your roadmap to impact

Articulate your business model to achieve the impact you want to generate.

Structure your action plan

Identify your minimum viable product and develop a clear action plan for your impact project.

Following the workshops, your team will be connected with a senior business coach and an expert team. These coaches and experts will provide you with hours of personalized coaching, tailored to your goals and your sector. These hours can be spread out between December 2022 and March 2023, depending on your availability.

What are the dates to remember?
  • Call for projects

    August 8 to September 18

  • Information session

    August 30

  • Pre-selection

    September 21

  • Final selection bootcamp

    October 6-7

  • Beginning of the program

    October 21

Workshops (online and in French) will be held on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Icône écosystème
Workshop 1
Understand your ecosystem

October 21

Icône validation
Workshop 2
Validate your solution with your users

November 11

Icône impact
Workshop 3
Build your roadmap to impact

November 25

Icône plan d'action
Workshop 4
Structuring your action plan

December 9

A wrap-up meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

 

A [email protected] event will be held this fall in Montreal (date to be determined).

 

Following the workshops, your team will be connected with a senior business coach and an expert team. These coaches and experts will provide you with hours of personalized coaching, tailored to your goals and your sector. These hours can be spread out between December 2022 and March 2023, depending on your availability.

How much is it?

Thanks to its financial partners, the Esplanade covers nearly 95% of the costs of the program. Once selected, participating organizations will have to pay a residual cost of $350 + taxes per project.

Grants offered by LOJIQ

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you may be eligible for financial support from the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) to cover part of the registration fees and obtain a lump sum for the participation of your team members (several conditions apply).

 

For more information, visit their website.

How are projects selected?

Selection process

The selection process takes place in 2 phases:

  Pre-selection on file: a first selection will be made upon receipt of applications. The applications will be analyzed according to the evaluation criteria mentioned below by the Esplanade team and our sectoral partners.

  Final Selection Bootcamp: Up to 15 projects will then be invited to participate in the bootcamp. Teams will be put into action on the Impact Gaps Canvas present their pitch to a panel of judges. Following the bootcamp, up to 10 projects will be selected to participate in the full Collision program.

The final decision of the jury will be communicated to you during the week of October 10 at the latest.

Evaluation criteria

We select projects based on the quality and potential of their impact, as well as on the team’s ability to carry the project and make it grow.

  Expertise (business experience and domain knowledge) of the team

  Level of commitment and motivation of the entrepreneurial team, ability to question themselves

  Degree of innovation of the project and differentiating and complementary value proposition in the ecosystem

  Stage of development of the solution, degree of validation of the proof of concept

  Potential social and environmental impact on identified communities

  Articulated integration of impact into the value proposition

  The relevance and realism of the proposed project for the health sector

Need more information?

A virtual information session was held on Tuesday, August 30 at 12 PM.

Would you like to set aside 15 minutes with the program manager to discuss the eligibility of your project?

You can also consult our FAQ (in French) or write to us at [email protected].

The program manager

The Collision program is managed by Solenne Savoia.

You can write to her at [email protected].

The partners of the cohort

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