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MIT SA+P and MIT Media Lab
Launching HealthTech Innovation
for Startups and Enterprises
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Length: 6 weeks
Language: English
Effort: 6-8 hours per week, collaborative online learning
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Why study Launching HealthTech Innovation?
From investment to innovation: the HealthTech revolution

Not long ago, digital health was the domain of niche consumer products like Jawbone and Fitbit. Now it’s a diverse ecosystem humming with smart analyses of patient data and reimaginings of critical systems of care. Investments are skyrocketing in corporate innovation and startups alike, as investors and healthcare companies anticipate serious advances in areas like data interoperability, mental health and personalized care.

HealthTech offers innovators the rare opportunity to build a business while saving lives and reducing social inequities. By embracing transformative new technologies, such as AI-enabled wearables and machine learning algorithms, HealthTech entrepreneurs are revolutionizing every aspect of the healthcare ecosystem and capturing a healthy slice of the growing global digital health market, projected to hit $504.4 billion by 2025.

At the top-ranked MIT School of Architecture and Planning, innovators learn from world-renowned HealthTech leaders and specialists. Under the direction of Dr. Rosalind Picard, MIT professor, inventor, author and entrepreneur, learners gain immediate expertize in the complex business, technology and regulatory healthcare landscape, where incisive knowledge, shrewd networking and sophisticated early-stage collaboration can make the difference in landing investments.

This Launching HealthTech Innovation course is for bold inventors and forward-facing, multi-modal thinkers, those who recognize the power of digital HealthTech products and services in the largely uncharted healthcare industry and strive to secure the investments that bring life-saving ideas to life. The course also presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their HealthTech startups to industry leaders.
"AI and new technologies such as wearables and mobile devices are revolutionizing healthcare. This course will help you learn how to create a product, service or business that can bring better health into people's lives, helping shape the future we all want to see."
Rosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative
Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart
The Learning Journey
(Course Curriculum)
Module 0: Orientation Module arrow
Module 1: Introduction to Health Tech Ventures: Digital Transformation in Healthcare Module arrow
Module 2: Health Technologies & Innovation Module arrow
Module 3: Architecting Your Product, Service or Venture Module arrow
Module 4: Venture Capital Module arrow
Module 5: Regulations + Your Health Tech Product, Service or Venture Module arrow
Module 6: Health Data Module arrow
What you will gain
  1. Current, essential knowledge designed and delivered in partnership with elite academic and industry leaders.
  2. Career-transforming skills through frameworks, strategies and methodologies to help you succeed with your health venture.
  3. Increased professional credibility from a certificate of attendance issued by a globally recognized university.
  4. A powerful professional network built on connections with an international network of experts, influencers and e-lumni.
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Your faculty directors
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Faculty Director
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative
Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart
Your course guests
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What Past Learners Say
How you will learn:
  • Digital videos or audio content, augmented by material created exclusively for the course
  • Quizzes and exercises designed specifically to help you understand and retain new information
  • Dialogue with expert instructors and your peers via discussion forums and small group sessions
  • Simulations and other carefully crafted interactions to provide an engaging learning experience
  • Real-life examples that place information in context to help you understand how the concepts delivered in the programme material can be applied to your work environment
  • AI coaching to improve your and your team’s collaboration
The Esme Learning way
Collaborative AI-enhanced learning
We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced course, this course is not for you.
improvement on completion rates compared to other online courses
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