Project Description

MESH INNOVATION TEAMS™ Biodesign Program

MESH Innovation Teams is a collaborative year-long program connecting Mass General Brigham clinicians to engineers, MBA candidates, and entrepreneurs to solve critical clinical problems. Collaborating with Harvard Innovation Labs, candidates will join a MESH Team and obtain real world experience and first-hand exposure to generating healthcare innovations and creating companies in the complex medical environment throughout the academic year. MESH provides team members with access to MGH and Harvard physicians, residents, faculty, experienced entrepreneurs, venture capital networking, and Mass General Brigham Innovation along with formal training courses in healthcare entrepreneurship with the ultimate goal of patenting innovations and/or forming start-up companies.

To date, Innovation Teams has formed 9 companies and submitted produced numerous intellectual property disclosures or patents.

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Email innovationteams@meshincubator.org with any questions.

Year-long Biodesign

Innovation teams is a year-long biodesign program that connects Mass General Brigham physician faculty and residents with the broader Harvard community, including scientists, engineers, and business students to solve front line clinical problems tackled daily by clinicians. In collaboration with the Harvard iLab, MESH has now fielded over 10 teams that have already generated multiple proof of concept prototypes and patent applications. The teams are intended to bring together first time clinicians with entrepreneurs and then after some guidance be able to funnel into the existing entrepreneurship infrastructure at Harvard Innovation labs and the greater Boston ecosystem.

2020-2021 Results: 5 Companies, 25 participants

2020-2021 Teams Program Leadership:

Mo Toure | Managing Director


Claudia Pienica | Project Director


Sawhel Maali | Project Director


Jean Filo | Project Director


Jessica DeVilla | Project Director


Jon Krog | Events Director

Avik Som | IR rep


Graham Lieberman | Surgery Rep


Hilary Gallin | Anesthesia Rep


Greg Leya | Surgery Rep

Marc Succi, MD | Executive Director, MESH Incubator


2019-2020 Results: 4 Companies, 23 participants

2019-2020 Teams Program Leadership:

Mario Russo | Director of Operations


Aseal Birir | Managing Director


Maaz Mulla | Managing Director


Abigail Baldwin | Director of Finance


Avik Som | IR rep


Graham Lieberman | Surgery Rep


Hilary Gallin | Anesthesia Rep


Greg Leya | Surgery Rep

Marc Succi, MD | Executive Director, MESH Incubator


Mike Fenn, PhD | Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences; Harvard Innovation Lab

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