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Irina Sigalovsky

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Irina Sigalovsky works in the Office of Corporate Relations at MIT where she builds mutually beneficial and productive partnerships between corporations and MIT.

Dr. Sigalovsky comes to MIT with 10 years of international experience in innovation strategy, technology forecasting and external (open) innovation. Prior to MIT, Irina worked at GEN3 Partners, Inc. of Boston where she was, most recently, senior principal collaborating with Fortune 1000 companies to focus their innovation investments, partnering with CIOs, CTOs, directors of R&D, and directors of external innovation to execute strategic innovation agendas, and developing business globally for GEN3 Partners. She held other positions at GEN3 Partners previously including director, innovation capabilities development, and project manager. Before GEN3 Partners, Irina was at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, NMR Imaging Center as a senior research fellow.

In 2004, Irina received Helen Carr Peake Research Prize, awarded for outstanding bioengineering research by the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). She is a certified Level 4 TRIZ Practitioner and was elected as the Board Member for the International TRIZ Association for 2008-2010.

Throughout her career, Irina has also held teaching positions as lecturer (Tufts University), and guest lecturer (MIT Sloan, X-Prize Lab@MIT, MIT HST, Boston University, Northeastern University and Harvard University), among other teaching appointments.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)

Boston University, Boston, MA
B.S., Biomedical Engineering (Summa cum Laude)


Phone: 617-253-8984
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Austin Crann
Phone: 617-253-0434
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