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We search out existing university science, test novel inventions in our lab, and combine the best into a working prototype. Our mission is to deliver breakthrough products that save lives.

Based in Cambridge, we partner with the very best researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our network extends globally, from here to Palo Alto, from Tel Aviv to Zurich.

How we Work

  • Issue: You propose an issue (e.g., skin cancer, diabetes)
  • Define: Brainstorming sessions with patients, doctors, technologists, inventors, and out-of-the-box thinkers define 5-10 challenges, which are solvable with technology. Success must mean a significant improvement in humans' lives
  • Choose: You shortlist the challenge
  • Search: Our Project Advisory Board and we search the leading research universities worldwide to find breakthroughs that could be components of a successful solution. Validate: Build, test, and improve prototype
  • Validate: Build, test, and improve prototype
  • Deploy: Proven technology commercialized for worldwide benefit within 3-4 years from start of project

The World's Problems are not Solved in a Day

Solving big health issues (e.g., cancer, Parkinson's, clean drinking water) seems forever out of our grasp. But for each big issue, there is a discrete challenge which is solvable within a few years with existing innovations, a clear focus, and the right incentives. Over time, these small victories together transform lives.

Big Issue: Juvenile Diabetes

Until 1922, diabetic children rarely lived a year after diagnosis. With no effective treatment aside from a semi-starvation diet, a diabetic's outlook appeared grim.

Challenges Solved:

  • 1921 - Insulin injection
  • 1969 - Portable blood sugar monitor
  • 1979 - Insulin pump / Needle-free insulin delivery
  • 1994 - Strict monitoring of glucose levels dramatically reduces related disorders

With all these solutions together, a child born with diabetes today can experience a quality of life like other children.

Get Involved

What's a big health issue that you care deeply about? Find out how to partner with us, and be responsible for one of these small victories.


  • Skin Cancer
    • Problem
      • Today's skin cancer detection depends on static visual exams, even though change tracking has been the published gold standard since 2003
    • Solution – Constellation: Changing the way the world sees skin cancer
      • An imaging system that empowers patients to conduct quick, cost-effective, full body scans. Critical to early detection, changes in moles are detected over time by cloud-based computer vision.
  • Heart Disease
    • Problem
      • Current imaging techniques for heart disease may require patients to cease medication intake in order to under go the procedure. This in rare cases leads to death.
    • Solution
      • We are currently in the initial research stage of this project, searching for the best alternative bio-imaging solutions
  • Breast Cancer Screening
    • Problem
      • The current lead techniques (mammograms) for breast cancer screening are unpleasant, and increase the likelihood of unnecessary treatment
    • Solution
      • Our search is seeking components of a solution. We have already discovered two working technologies, at UT Austin and MIT, which are lead prototype candidates
  • Anti-Viral
    • Problem
      • Length of time to develop and manufacture new vaccines
    • Solution
      • Identified a novel approach at MIT that has the potential to be a universally programmable antiviral molecular machine

Our Team

Christian Bailey


Christian is the Founder of Curated Innovation, a Cambridge-based innovation lab which brings together leading university scientists, donors, and investors to create technology that will make an impact on a health issue they care about. Previously, he invested in spinouts from MIT and Harvard through incTANK Ventures and served as interim CEO at Ligon Discovery, during which time he led strategic deals with Bayer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Before that, he founded and co-led two technology companies: Lincoln Group, acquired by GPI; and Akaru, one of the first Software-as-a-Service companies, acquired by NewChannel. Christian holds a BA and MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. He completed studies in molecular biology and materials science as a Fellow at MIT. Charitable activities include serving as a coach for United Way Youth Venture. At his core, Christian is dedicated to solving technology challenges that impact humanity.

Anders Brownworth


Conceived and created two industry-changing technologies: a $20/month unlimited hybrid WiFi-cellular phone and selling/providing Internet bandwidth through an exchange. Anders is Vice President of Research and Development at, a telecommunications company powering Skype, Google, Vonage and other leading application and voice providers. Recently, he led the development of Republic Wireless, a $19/month hybrid WiFi-cellular smartphone disruptively innovating the cellular industry. Previously, he developed Internet technologies at Imagine Media in Silicon Valley and market visualization systems for Dow Jones in New York. Charitable activities include installation of satellite Internet for a hospital in Haiti.

Terry Kibbe


Terry is the President of Curated Innovation. Her diverse career path has included engineering, non-profit fundraising, and cancer research philanthropy. At her core, Terry is a social connector, bringing people and innovative projects together. Most recently, Terry served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Rising Tide Foundation in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and as an Advisor to the Global Philanthropic Trust in the Cayman Islands. Terry brings 18 years of experience as a fundraiser, having raised millions in operating capital for various nonprofit and political causes, including FreedomWorks and the Cato Institute. She spent the first decade of her career as an engineer working on defense technology. She also worked on Capitol Hill as a top aide to Congressman Christopher Cox. In early 2007, Terry formed Dagny, LLC, offering strategic management services to philanthropic charities and non-profit organizations. Terry is a graduate of Grove City College, where she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering.

Prof. Ed Boyden


Innovation Curator. Invented Optogenetics, combining innovations in materials science, genomics, optics, microfabrication, computation, and protein engineering into breakthrough tools now in use by over 600 labs and research institutes worldwide. Leads Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT. Recipient of TR35, NIH Director's New Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, and Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.

Mark Murcko, PhD


Contributed to four approved drugs in the fields of glaucoma, HIV, and HCV. Formerly CTO and Chair, SAB at Vertex and is current or former member of >10 journal editorial boards, 9 Scientific Advisory Boards, and 2 Boards of Directors. He has authored >40 issued patents, >80 scientific publications, and >130 invited lectures.

Prof. Ramesh Raskar


Leads Camera Culture research group at MIT Media Lab. Prolific inventor across fields of computational photography, imaging, and human-computer interaction, including a camera that sees around corners and a camera that sees faster than light. Recipient of TR35 and DARPA Young Faculty awards. He holds >50 patents.

Prof. Sanjay Sarma


Translates academic innovation to industry. Inventor of technology and standards behind RFID, spun out as EPC Global. Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, co-founder and former CSO at OATSystems, acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE:CKP).

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