MIT linQ programs engage people in all aspects of biomedical innovation, from discovery to new venture building. All programs are guided by the linQ innovation method, involving diverse faculty mentors, in collaboration with innovation-driven organizations.
Groups of Catalyst Fellows are recruited to identify and precisely define unmet medical needs that can be addressed with a new technology. Fellows form teams to develop new technologies, with an eye toward exits with new outside funding and in some cases startup companies.
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.
Rising Stars is a career development workshop that aims to bring together top female and under-represented minority (URM) postdocs and senior graduate students whose research focuses on biomedical applications. The program includes technical talks, panels and discussions with faculty, researchers from Boston area clinical labs and industry. The goal is to provide mentoring and support for top junior researchers as they transition to the next phase of their career and to enable them to form connections with their cohort of investigators in different areas of biomedical research.
Rising Stars is one of MIT linQ programs that aims to engage people in all aspects of biomedical innovation, from discovery to new venture building.