Knowledge resource and connector of/for clinicians and emerging HC technology.

Transforming healthcare delivery demands genuine collaboration. No one role group or discipline holds all the answers. By partnering with technology companies, universities, and design firms, we’re able to consult a variety of subject matter experts for our projects.

MGH is a big place. Think of us as your ‘Innovation Navigators’ – whether you’re an internal innovator looking for support or an external group looking for guidance on a project.

Below are just a few of the collaborations we’re proud of!

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Digital health startup database and point of contact for pitching ideas for collaboration

What it is

+ A collaborative startup screening process between BWH, MGH, and PHS

+ Digital health network for PHS & collaborative opportunity starter

Why we do it

+ To clarify the point of contact and process when interacting with BWH & MGH

+ To address digital health pain points in BWH & MGH

+ Foster a digital health community between ?BWH & MGH

How it works

1. Initial startup screening

2. Initial startup review

3. Joint BWH-MGH-PHS startup screening



Lighter team with HTL Project Manager, Victoria Vacaro

MassChallenge HealthTech is the digital health arm of the MassChallenge accelerator. HTL has been a Champion since the inaugural year. Champions connect with start-ups through mutual matchmaking and provide 6 months of mentorship.

The startups we are currently mentoring for Spring 2019 are:

  • Lighter – Builds the technology that supports the journey of planning, cooking, shopping and eating healthfully through powerful sleek software.
  • Signum – Provides education through HD videos and animations with comprehensive descriptions of medical procedures and obtains patient consent.

Harvard iLab

Novelline Innovation Speaker Series: Shared experiences, lessons learned

The Novelline Innovation Speaker Series invites leaders in healthcare innovation, design-thinking, and care delivery to share their experiences and lessons learned with members of the MGH community. Made possible by a generous gift from Bill and Eileen Novelline, this quarterly lecture series provides a unique opportunity for forward-thinking members of the MGH community to reflect on their own practices and reinvigorate their passion for making healthcare work better. Past speakers include:

In case you missed it... See past Novelline speaker, Mike Fenn's talk on healthcare and the Harvard i-lab

One of the most important resources for innovation is people and their time.

- Chris Trimble, Novelline Speaker