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HI_DOS

Are you a Quebec business that develops connected-object solutions for the healthcare sector?

Does your solution help reduce contacts between patients and healthcare providers? Is your technology operational? Do you want to start the certification and homologation processes?

The HI_DOS program funds the security certification and regulatory approval processes. It also funds the work of adapting your solution to existing systems in deployment environments.

“The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for connected medicine to limit the spread of pathogens. In this context, to ensure the robustness and conformity of their solution, Quebec innovators can count on the HI_DOS program to support them in obtaining the certifications and approvals needed to commercialize their solutions.”

Maxime Clerk, HI_DOS Program Director

Maxime CLERK, PROMPT
  • Fund your certification and approval process for connected objects in healthcare
  • Speed up the commercialization of your technology
  • Reach new markets
  • Maximum financial aid is $350,000 per company
  • Maximum financial aid is 50% of eligible expenditure
  • Total government expenditures can add up to 75% of eligible project expenditures
  • Private contributions must represent a minimum of 25% of eligible expenditures
  • Maximum project duration is 2 years 

Note also that:  

  • Management fees apply on the total project value (see FAQ)
  • Non-subsidized expenditures may be eligible for tax credits, in particular the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit, based on the prevailing criteria of these programs.

To be eligible, SMEs or startups must:

  • Be legally incorporated under federal or Quebec laws in force and be registered with the Quebec enterprise register
  • Have their head office in Quebec and their employees or subcontractors must work mainly from Quebec
  • Have 249 or fewer employees
  • Not be owned 50% or more by other existing companies or organizations
  • Want to obtain approval or certification of connected objects that are already developed: technology is operational or even already commercialized

To be eligible, HI_DOS projects, either exclusive or in combination, must take the following form:

  • Seek Health Canada approval to be certified as a Class II, III, IV medical device
  • Seek Health Canada approval in a category higher than the standard
  • Attain a cybersecurity standard relevant for connected objects in healthcare
  • Attain a certification/approval relevant in the U.S. (FDA), Europe or other jurisdiction
  • Eligible projects must embrace a logic of reducing contacts between patients and healthcare providers
  • Certified/approved solutions must include a connected object (hardware) manufactured and/or designed in Quebec (software-as-a medical-device solutions are not eligible)

Call for projects closes on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

PROMPT and MEDTEQ+ are partners in the implementation of this program. Companies can be coached by both organizations as needed.

  • PROMPT, with its partners, will coach companies specifically concerning connected objects and cybersecurity certification.
  • MEDTEQ+, along with its partners, will coach companies specifically in real-world certification and validation.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?

1. CONSULT THE PROGRAM GUIDE
2. COMPLETE THE PRE-QUALIFICATION FORM
3. PROMPT WILL CONTACT YOU
FOR A FIRST MEETING
4. PROMPT ASSISTS YOU UNTIL
FINAL SUBMISSION OF THE PROJECT

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM?  

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM 

This information will help us connect you with the right resource on the PROMPT team. This resource will contact you as soon as possible. 








THANK YOU TO ALL HI_DOS PARTNERS!