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  • An MIT Framework for Innovation Ecosystem Policy: Developing policies to support vibrant innovation ecosystems

    Phil Budden, Fiona Murray

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    WORKING PAPER

    ‘Innovation’ is much sought after but not often well understood. For policy-makers, it can be challenging to analyze and help create the conditions for innovation. Understanding the phenomenon of ‘innovation’ (and particularly the complex ecosystems in which it seems to thrive) would enable a more systematic assessment of the policy options available.

  • MIT iEcosystem Symposium

    MIT Innovation Initiative, MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy, MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

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    PROGRAM GUIDE

    A two-day symposium that brought together a global community of practitioners with thought leaders and scholars to explore the implementation of novel models, programs and initiatives that enhance economic growth and social progress in innovation ecosystems.

  • The Supply Chain Economy: A New Framework for Understanding Innovation and Services

    Mercedes Delgado, Karen G. Mills

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    POLICY BRIEFING

    An alternative framework that focuses on the suppliers of goods and services to businesses and the government: the “supply chain economy.” Our research shows that by categorizing the economy into Supply Chain versus Business-to-Consumer industries, a different picture emerges.

  • A systematic MIT approach for assessing ‘innovation-driven-entrepreneurship’ in ecosystems

    Fiona Murray, Phil Budden

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    WORKING PAPER

    Draws upon MIT’s approach to innovation, entrepreneurship, and the powerful combination of ‘innovation-driven entrepreneurship’ to suggest a method to capture a set of globally-available metrics to assess these and the ecosystems in which they flourish.

  • Engaging in Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Six Questions to Get Your University Partnerships Right!

    Lars Frølund, Fiona Murray, Max Riedel

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    WORKING PAPER

    By working through six fundamental questions, corporations can develop a more effective approach to their interaction with a range of universities, thus delivering more value for both parties and setting the stage for more effective ecosystem engagement.

  • An Exploration of Collaborative Scientific Production at MIT Through Spatial Organization and Institutional Affiliation

    Matthew Claudel, Emanuele Massaro, Paolo Santi, Fiona Murray, Carlo Ratti

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    PRACTICE BRIEFING

    An examination of the collaboration patterns of faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, through their academic output (papers and patents), and their organizational structures (institutional affiliation and spatial configuration) over a 10-year time span.