Innovator Community Expansion Initiative (ICEI)

Opportunity for the Innovator Community Expansion Initiative

ICEI seeks to grow and diversify the innovator community. Programming focuses on building the innovator pipeline and providing our diverse and distinguished faculty the resources (educational programs and development opportunities) they need to succeed.

Educational Programs and Resources

Commercialization & Inclusive Leadership Program

A structured one-day program on commercialization application and inclusive leadership for new and potential innovators. This supports ICEI’s goal of growing the innovator community and providing tools and resources to drive excellence in commercial outcomes

Participants: New or early innovators who have not executed a license while at Mass General Brigham.  Focus on women, individuals who are underrepresented in medicine (URM), clinicians and emerging innovators

Pilot Objectives:

  • Provide understanding of organizational resources and networks to foster commercialization at MGB
  • Develop and foster self-awareness, influencing and entrepreneurial skills
  • Support participants to see themselves as innovators who can lead in a complex environment
  • Encourage participants to not just develop opportunities for themselves, but to influence others at MGB

Applications for our upcoming cohort (March 2023) are rolling.

The Innovation MESH Network

An On Demand learning and networking platform for clinicians and researchers to understand the fundamentals of innovation.  The platform also offers advanced curriculum. It is open to all employees at Mass General Brigham and allows each participant to set their own course schedule.

Development & Networking Opportunities/Advancement Opportunities

Aimed at Senior Clinical and Research leaders with a focus on women and Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) faculty, the Board of Director Diversity Program is designed to provide the education, knowledge and networking experience that will allow the participants to develop skills complementary to their clinical skills and expertise.

Outreach and Building Connections

Get involved with ICEI and learn more about the program.


Diana Schwartzstein

Managing Director, Administration and Strategy

Casey Frazier

Marketing and Project Specialist

Anu Gupte

Project Manager, Innovation Diversity

The Medically Engineered Solutions in Healthcare (MESH) Incubator: A case study of innovation “push”

By Casey Frazier | May 23, 2022

In an opinion piece for STAT, Marc Succi, MD, Clinician-in-Residence at Mass General Brigham Innovation, addresses the importance of innovation education and support for all health care professionals.  Read more about the Medically Engineered Solutions in Healthcare (MESH) Incubator established at Mass General Brigham  in 2016, and how we are working to change the landscape…

Mass General Brigham Innovation Diversification Initiative

By muellerdesign | August 18, 2021

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. Read more

New Initiative Seeks to Enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Innovation Process

By muellerdesign | July 23, 2021

The Nobel prize-winning American chemist Linus Pauling once said, “If you want to have good ideas, you must have many ideas.” Generating more ideas for new drugs, devices and therapeutics; increasing the diversity of researchers participating in the innovation process; and helping more patients are key goals of the new Innovator Community Expansion Initiative (ICEI)…