IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers who identify and address local problems by applying their technical skills and partnering with their local communities. We have a group in Montreal, supported by IEEE Montreal Section.

More info about SIGHT: sight.ieee.org.


Collaborations and Partnerships

IEEE SIGHT Montreal has established a collaboration with the Montreal Chapter of Hacking Health, a non-profit organization that fosters innovation in the healthcare sector, and the health track leader of the Cooperathon, the largest open innovation in the world.


What is Cooperathon?

The Cooperathon is a marathon of cooperation imagined and produced by Desjardins that stimulates exchanges between individuals and/or organizations and results in the emergence of innovative solutions with a real social impact, in the health, finance, energy-environment and education areas. Hacking Health, a non-profit organization aiming at catalyzing collaboration between health stakeholders, is proud to be Cooperathon’s historic partner, leading the health track in Montreal and Quebec City.


In 2017, this competition saw the creation of 22 projects in health thanks to the participation of individuals from all backgrounds (patients, healthcare professionals, developers, designers, engineers, researchers, business professionals, etc). Since the beginning of the Cooperathon, nearly half of these projects are still in development! Here are the video summaries of 2016 and 2017 editions that will show you what the Cooperathon is. 

Health project leaders are patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, citizens who need you, your knowledge and skills in engineering, mechanics, mobile and web development, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, etc. to solve their issues! Come and help them build the future of healthcare and have a social impact by participating in Cooperathon this year!

Our team:

Diana Gil

IEEE Member, Software QA Analyst at Algolux

Mohammad Javad Darvishi

Ph.D. Student at Université de Montréal and MILA

Moein Noferesti
Liaison to Hacking Health

IEEE Member, Research Assistant at INRS

Laura Zapata-Aspiazu
Volunteer and Past Secretary

Computer Science Teacher at Champlain College

Yosra Njah

 Ph.D. student at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal

Imene Romdhane
Coordinator of Projects and Partnerships

Secretary IEEE ÉTS Student Branch
Ph.D. Candidate, ÉTS

Md Rasheduzzaman Al-Amin
Secretary and Past Treasurer

Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montreal, Member of the Poly-Grames research center, Polytechnique Montréal

Sareh Habibi
Webmaster and Publicity Designer

Freelance graphic and web designer

Kanika Aggarwal
Representative for IEEE SIGHT Canada

Ph.D. student at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal

Salam Benchikh
Past Chair

IEEE Member, Ph.D Student at INRS                        

Stéphane Tessier

IEEE Member, Senior Technical Professional at CAE

Guillaume Ndjamba Nyami
Social Media Manager

Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montreal, Polygrames Research Center

Want to know more? Watch some videos from our previous events: