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  • Partners HealthCare Innovation

    Innovation is a unit of Partners HealthCare responsible for the worldwide commercial application of the unique capabilities and discoveries of its 60,000 employees and faculty.  It has exclusive responsibility for industry collaborations, investing, international consulting, company creating, licensing, and innovation management. It supports the research requirements of its Harvard Medical School appointed faculty and its core hospitals – Harvard affiliates Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.  Our goal is to take medical inventions and innovations discovered by Partners HealthCare researchers and provide the appropriate support and infrastructure to allow technology development, commercialization and, ultimately, the development of products to benefit patients. The Innovation team has backgrounds in technology licensing, patenting, bench research, finance, funding, business, law and start-ups.​


    ​Innovation's primary function is converting invention to innovation by: managing inventions arising from research, protecting intellectual property, determining commercialization pathways, finding industry partners and licensees, identifying technology funding options, creating marketing plans, and supporting Partners academic-industry alliances.​

    Chris Coburn Vice President, Innovation – 857-307-2449​​​

    For a full list of Innovation team members, please click here: