AI in Life Sciences Discovery Program – District 3 Innovation Center

AI in Life Sciences Discovery Program

Develop AI-enabled solutions to solve a problem within the life sciences sector.

A 6 Week Journey

We’ll help you step by step to discover a viable solution with the potential of developing it into a startup.

  • Week 1-2: Understand the Problem

  • Week 3-4: Explore Potential Solutions

  • Week 5-6: Present Your Findings

  • + Knowledge

    Participate in specialized workshops and get access to our curated content to learn frameworks and expand your skills.

  • + Coaching

    Get paired with an experienced coach to help guide you and reach your targets.

  • + Community

    Build life-long relationships and learn from fellow computer scientists, engineers and life science researchers.

  • + Workspace & Labs

    Get access to a working area and labs with a breath-taking view at the heart of downtown Montreal.

What You Get

Explore the forefront of technological innovation in AI & Life Sciences

  • Deep Learning

  • Performance Athletics

  • Genomics

  • Computer Vision

  • Synthetic Biology

  • Medicine

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Neuroscience

Meet the District 3 Team

Seasoned high tech entrepreneurs and experts you can count on to challenge you, hold you accountable, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

Sydney Swaine-Simon

AI Fellow

Mahzad Sharifahmadian

Life Sciences Fellow & Biolab Manager

Jane Sommerville

Program Director

Xavier Henri-Hervé

Successfully cofounded Mechtronix, a manufacturer of commercial flight simulators acquired in 2010.

Edna Chosack

Cofounded Simbionix Inc., a medical-simulation startup acquired by 3D Systems in 2014.

Meet Your Peers

Kelly Perlman, Cofounder of AIfred

“We are extremely appreciative of the services, workspace, and support that District 3 has provided to us. The connections that we made and the guidance that we received have been crucial in our startup’s rapid development. The program at D3 is very well-suited for AI startups, it fosters a spirit of innovation amongst its members and we would absolutely recommend it to other entrepreneurs.”

Charles C. Onu, Cofounder of Ubenwa

"District 3 has undoubtedly played a critical role in my startup's progress. I highly recommend District 3 as it is a confluence of coaches, mentors and individuals who are not only committed to helping startups launch and grow, but also equipped to do so effectively.”

Edouard Ferron-Mallett, Cofounder of Mr Young

“The interactions with District 3 coaches has helped us overcome bottlenecks and connect with the right people at the right time to move our startup forward."

Our Partners

Are you ready to start your journey?

  • Relevant Background

    You are currently completing or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, software development, life sciences, or a related field.

  • Time Commitment

    We require a commitment of 3 hours a week for 6 weeks from September 12 to October 31 on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM.

  • Collaborative Spirit

    You deeply value peer-to-peer collaboration.

Only 20 Spots Available Deadline: August 30


When does the program begin and end?

The program begins on September 12 and ends on October 31. You will need to be available on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM to participate in the program.

I don’t have a specific solution or problem I want to solve.

That’s perfectly okay. Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to refine your ideas and explore problems you want to solve.

Do I need to be part of Concordia University to get access to District 3’s services?

Our services are open to all individuals who are looking to discover innovation and entrepreneurship.

Does District 3 charge fees, take equity or claim intellectual property?

Your intellectual property remains your own, and we don’t take equity or charge any fees.

Once accepted, how long can I expect my journey to last?

This program is 6 weeks long and serves as a springboard to entrepreneurship. You’ll develop valuable skill sets and have a potential solution that you can choose to develop into a startup.

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