linQ encourages is a relentless focus on closing the gaps between problem and solution to meet real-world needs, at each stage of every research project.
Learning by doing
We develop talent through direct experience driving research from discovery (of medical needs or new science) toward real-world impact.
Participants comprise diverse disciplinary and professional experience, leveraging deep expertise along the entire innovation lifecycle.
Everything linQ accomplishes results from the breadth and quality of its community—innovators emerging and experienced alike, across the lifecycle of new technology R&D. Their diverse expertise, perspectives, and resources enable innovation otherwise impossible in a single organization.
linQ Innovation Method
Our original approach to impact-driven innovation helps keep new technology projects on a focused course, and makes efficient use of our community’s expertise and resources.
MIT linQ programs are built on the principles of collaboration, learning by doing, and a focus on unmet needs. Each program leverages our diverse community and innovation method to encourage creative work and professional growth.
16 project teams
34 Fellows, 131 collaborators
88 research groups in 31 institutions
35 Patent applications
11 licenses/options, 5 start-ups
IDEA2 Madrid / IDEA2 Global
94 project teams
3 events in Spain 2013–2016
38 project ideas pitched
Events and courses
85 courses and events
135 core participants
387 program contributors
14 Spain, 4 Boston research institutions
36 Spain, 6 Boston hospitals and clinics
15 businesses and 2 business schools
Comunidad de Madrid
National Institutes of Health
Fundación Ramón Areces
Fundación para la Innovación y la
Prospectiva en Salud en España
Michael J Fox Foundation
Center for Future Technologies in
IE Business School
Segal Family Foundation
Fundación Tecnología y Salud
World Economic Forum
Boston Business Journal