Innovator Community Expansion Initiative

Opportunity for the Innovator Community Expansion Initiative

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 early 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 with a focus on women, clinicians and building diversity in the innovation community.

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, and Advancement Opportunities

Aimed at Senior Clinical, Research and Executive leaders with a focus on women and building diversity, 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

Innovation Grand Rounds: Clinical Innovation in Trauma: From Inception to Automation to Impact

By Casey Frazier | October 28, 2022

Innovation Grand Rounds is a monthly live series with talks by innovators and executives from across the Mass General Brigham system. Bharti Khurana, MD, FACR, recently spoke about her work developing tools to detect intimate partner violence.   On August 18, 2022, Bharti Khurana, MD, FACR, Founder, Director and Principal Investigator of the Brigham Trauma…

Innovation Grand Rounds: Investing in your Home-Grown Innovations

By Casey Frazier | September 20, 2022

Innovation Grand Rounds is a monthly live series with talks by innovators and executives from across the Mass General Brigham system. Meredith Fisher, PhD, Partner at Mass General Brigham Ventures, recently spoke about strategies for advancing bench-to-bedside innovation to the market.   On July 20, 2022, Meredith Fisher, PhD, Partner at Mass General Brigham Ventures,…

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…