The Massachusetts General Hospital Innovation Collaborative brings together those with diverse clinical interests across Mass General, all with a common interest in exploring, developing and building the role of innovation in healthcare delivery.

Innovation Pilot Grant Awards

The Department of Medicine Innovation Program (MIP) calls for applications to the 2017 Innovation Grant funding cycle that represent the potential to fundamentally change the way we approach, diagnose or treat medical disease.

Projects must demonstrate a new way of thinking about an existing challenge, define a pathway such that via MIP funding they will have investigated fundamental concepts about their idea, and if successful, will take the project to clear proof of concept. At the completion of tenure with MIP, the solution would be ready for subsequent grant funding, local deployment/use or partnership with an outside entity.

The 2017 RFP is looking for projects in two broad categories:

  1. General Innovation (Device, Therapeutic, IT, Digital Health)
    Any project that has the potential to transform the way we deliver patient care
  2. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
    Projects which explore opportunities to further enhance physician effectiveness, patient diagnosis/treatment or reduction of physician administrative burden via enhanced decision support

Eligibility: All members of the Mass General community are encouraged to apply, but projects must have a team leader/PI in the Mass General Department of Medicine

Submit proposals electronically as a single PDF document to

The Innovation Collaborative is proud to announce the 2016 winners of the Department of Medicine Innovation Pilot Grant through the Medicine Innovation Program (MIP):

Kimberly Blumenthal, MD (co-sponsored by the Healthcare Transformation Lab)
Mobile Health for Improving Allergy Documentation and Safe Prescribing

Satoshi Kashiwagi, MD, PhD (co-sponsored by the Vaccine Immunotherapy Center)
Near Infrared Laser to Augment Antigen Specific Tolerance

Douglas Kwon, MD, PhD
Diagnostic Device for Culture Free, Rapid Identification and Speciation of Bacterial Infections

Learn more about past Innovation Pilot Grant winners

2015 Winners

Jeffrey Gelfand, MD: Photodynamic Therapy System for Prevention and Treatment of UTIs in Neurogenic Bladder

Michael Mannstadt, MD: Long-Acting PTH for Treatment of Patients with Hypoparathyroidism

Integration of Predictive Models to Support Clinical Decision Making in the Routine Care of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (co-sponsored by the Healthcare Transformation Lab)

Past Events

The Innovation Collaborative hosts an event series to bring together experts in the field of innovation and identify areas of collaboration.

November 6, 2014, Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center

In addition to his role at MIT, Hal Gregersen pursues research exploring how leaders in business, government and society find provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to execute those ideas, and ultimately deliver powerful results. He is the author and co-author of 10 books, including The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators with Jeff Dyer of the BYU Marriott School of Business and Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School.

Gregersen’s current research focuses on the factors that trigger leaders to ask the kinds of questions that disrupt how we view and interact with the world. Together with Harvard’s Christensen, Gregersen has interviewed 80 leaders around the globe, including founder Marc Benioff and Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Gregersen holds a BA in Management from the University of Utah, an MA in Organizational Behavior from BYU, and a PhD in Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

View Hal Gregersen's presentation

Participate in the Collaborative

All members of the Mass General community are invited to participate in the Innovation Collaborative or attend events. Current membership includes:

  • Medicine Innovation Program
  • Healthcare Transformation Lab
  • Telehealth
  • Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Mass General
  • Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) in the Mass General Center for Global Health
  • Center for Innovations in Care Delivery in Patient Care Services

For more information about the Innovation Collaborative or the event series, please contact the Innovation Collaborative.

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