Innovation MESH Network™

Innovation at Scale on the official Mass General Brigham Innovation platform. 

Cross-institution online innovator networking punctuated by MESH Core: an on-demand Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp certificate course from Mass General Brigham’s best. 

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What is the Mass General Brigham Innovation MESH Network™?

A MESH network is a non-hierarchal network wherein every node connects to as many other nodes as possible. We leverage this theory through a purpose- and home-built online platform to facilitate innovators “nodes” across the Mass General Brigham system to connect to as many other innovators as possible, centered around foundational education. In short, Innovation at Scale™.

Innovation at Scale™

Cross-institutional innovator networking punctuated by MESH Core Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp

Registered Innovators Across Mass General Brigham and Institutional Partners

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By healthcare innovators, for healthcare innovators

This platform was built by healthcare innovators for healthcare innovators.

Learn a little, or a lot

Take the entire MESH Core, certificate course or explore a-la-carte sessions. From the basics of patents to lectures in AI architecture and digital health, everyone can learn here. 

Expand your innovation network

Using our Innovator directory, you can find innovators, co-founders, collaborators,  and members of the Innovation team. Connect, and message them without leaving the platform.

Popular Courses

Beginner Innovators should start with the on-demand Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. Then explore our a-la-carte non-certificate offerings.

Mass General Brigham Innovation MESH Core

Mass General Brigham Innovation MESH Core: Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp is the flagship course of the MESH Network. This course is designed for the beginner innovator – just the right amount a new clinician or researcher needs to know to participate in the innovation process, network intelligently at conferences, and leverage the resources of a world-class health system. It is on-demand, take at your own pace.


Start by completing MESH Core: Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. This 20+hour certificate course is for the beginner innovator.


Find research colleagues, coinventors, or co-founders using our powerful MESH Network Innovator Directory –> Drill down by specialty, institution, skillset, etc across all of Mass General Brigham.

License, launch, blastoff!

Connect and instant message any member of the Mass General Brigham Innovation office directly without ever leaving the MESH Network platform.

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.


Validated and peer-reviewed, MESH Core has run in-person since 2018. Here are some comments from alumni:

“I found the idea of starting a company or lab in the future to be overwhelming and likely impossible before this course. But the lectures and hands on sessions were all fantastic in elucidating concepts helpful for both. I would recommend everyone in our program take this course before graduating."
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“There is so much to learn in this course that cannot be simply read on line. I would highly recommend to my co-residents and residents in other programs."
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“A really remarkable opportunity to diversify perspective during clinical training which I think will change the way I look at things during the rest of my career and train my eye to potential opportunity that I would not have otherwise considered."
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“Excellent course. I feel extremely well informed on multiple aspects on the innovation. The course will be fundamental in my future medical practice. "
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