Our Growing Network

CIMIT was formed in 1998 as a “center without walls,” linking four leading academic research centers in the greater Boston area.

It now includes 13 of Boston’s strongest academic medical centers, universities, and a growing network of national and international affiliates. Starting from a foundation in medical devices, diagnostics, and procedures, the scope has grown to address the full spectrum of medical innovation including e-health, drugs, and biologics.


  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Northeastern University
  • Partners HealthCare
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

National Affiliates:

  • Yale University
  • New England Pediatric Device Consortium
  • Boston Biomedical Innovation Center
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, POCTRN

International Affiliates:

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research
  • Eastern Health Alliance
  • NHS England
  • Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium
  • Oxford Academic Health Science Network
  • Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network

Long-term Commitment to Dual-Benefit Innovations with the DoD

Since its founding, CIMIT has had a highly productive relationship with the US Department of Defense, sharing the mission to address the healthcare needs of warfighters as well as civilians resulting in dual-benefit solutions. Much of CIMIT's early, and part of its ongoing, funding has been from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

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