MIT Innovation Initiative

MIT Innovation Initiative is a small team of unceasingly inquisitive, data-obsessed MIT-ers tasked by The Office of the Provost to develop and strengthen the innovation & entrepreneurial community at MIT…and beyond. We’ve built an innovation infrastructure at MIT to connect, enable, and inspire our most innovative people, programs, places, and partnerships—stewarding the innovation process from idea to impact.

MIT Innovation Initiative combines opportunities for hands-on innovation and entrepreneurship education, building a dynamic innovation infrastructure across campus, and fostering a connected community of innovation science researchers focused on global relevance and impact.

We are committed to our mission of being the catalyst of MIT’s innovation community and to provide innovation infrastructure that stewards the innovation process from idea to impact by:

❒ Serving as a connector across the wide range of student groups, programs, and campus centers dedicated
to innovation and entrepreneurship.
❒ Supporting MIT’s most successful innovation and entrepreneurship programs to reach more students and
external partners.
❒ Identifing growth opportunities in the landscape through the creation of new educational programs, research
efforts, and physical infrastructure that will position MIT to thrive for years to come.

MIT Innovation Initiative administers the interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. The minor is designed to prepare MIT undergraduates to serve as leaders in the innovation economy with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop, scale, and deliver breakthrough solutions to real-world problems.

We also lead several efforts to strengthen MIT’s ability to provide students with hands-on opportunities to learn about making, prototyping and manufacturing. These activities are delivered through Project Manus, the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, and new campus innovation hubs for co-working and collaboration.

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