Committed to Medical Innovations

Every day—in research labs across eastern Massachusetts—investigators, doctors and nurses at Mass General Brigham are working to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. Mass General Brigham Innovation works directly with researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Spaulding Hospital to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

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Innovator’s Commercialization Guide

Mass General Brigham continues to prioritize the growth and efficiency of innovation and collaboration throughout our system. In support of this goal, Innovation has prepared the enclosed guide for employees interested in Mass General Brigham’s commercialization process. This guide is intended to help orient both new and experienced innovators to policies and procedure from the simple question of ‘who do I contact?’ to the more complex situations involving intellectual property, contracting, conflicts, and funding. As always, please contact the Innovation team with any questions about this process.

Inquiries for Intellectual Property and Research Collaborations

We welcome queries from industry regarding potential research collaborations and/or licensing of intellectual property from Innovation’s affiliated Hospitals. Please email us with a brief summary of your area(s) of interest and a member of the Licensing team will respond shortly. Thank you.

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Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Mass General Brigham hospitals and the participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

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Innovation Process

Enhanced IDF Submission via Insight Starts September 24

On Friday, September 24 an enhanced Invention Disclosure Form will be introduced via Insight. This new electronic submission process will improve data integrity and streamline the invention disclosure process. Enhancements include an interactive interface, prepopulated data, look up information, links to IPA, and other agreements. In addition, this new access introduces easier sharing and approvals throughout the process.

The enhanced Invention Disclosure Form will be live on September 24. PDF Forms will no longer be accepted after 9am Friday.

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Mass General Brigham Innovation Diversification Initiative

Innovation's Innovator Community Expansion Initiative (ICEI) featured in Med City News article. Read more about how we are promoting networking and education about commercialization.

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Brigham Ignite: The Spark that Catalyzes Innovation

BWH announced Brigham Ignite, a program designed to kindle and advance discoveries with clinical commercial potential through both expertise and funding.

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