Transformative mentorship and connections for medical technology innovators

  • 1:1 project-specific mentoring from matched experts
  • Innovation training
  • Pitch skills training
  • MIT-based workshops
  • Elite international network connections

Put your healthcare technology idea on a path to impact

Based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, IDEA² provides transformative mentorship and expertise to emerging innovation leaders to develop their project ideas. Individuals and teams complete IDEA² with new technology projects clearly focused on compelling medical needs, broad networks of connections, and improved abilities to compete for collaborators and funding.


IDEA² returns for 2021

After a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, IDEA² plans a return for 2021. Learn more about our recruiting plan for the year.

A transformative experience

Dedicated guidance

The expertise and connections available to teams ranges across elite institutions in Boston and other international research hubs. See where our mentors have come from

Diverse exposure

IDEA² teams cover research areas ranging from new biomaterials to big data analysis—and they learn from one another's innovation journeys. Read about the 2018 teams

Proven method

The MIT linQ innovation method  helps teams refine their research objective, anticipate challenges, and identify multiple development paths. Read about the linQ Method

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