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  • Leading Innovation: Identifying Challenges & Opportunities using MIT’s Three Lenses

    Prof. Fiona Murray, Dr. Phil Budden

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    WORKING PAPER

    MIT’s study of innovation emphasizes practical approaches for leaders striving to build effective innovative behaviors as well as long-run capabilities for innovation in their organizations. Given the challenges that leaders face in these efforts, a key to MIT’s approach is the ‘Three Lenses’ perspective on organizations; a framework developed in the 1990s by MIT colleagues for the 1st edition of Managing for the Future. The framework is an especially useful way to understand both the challenges and the opportunities that leaders confront – or are likely to confront – when making meaningful strides towards innovation, especially in large public and private sector organizations.

  • An MIT Approach to Innovation: eco/systems, capacities & stakeholders

    Prof. Fiona Murray, Dr. Phil Budden

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    Innovation can mean many things to many people, and no-one has a monopoly: as such, it risks becoming a buzzword, surrounded by others, but it is in fact a key phenomenon. Below we set out the key elements of the MIT definition and approach. From this understanding flows our analysis of the process and how a state’s various innovation units and agencies operate in the wider national innovation system in which they exist and engage the external ecosystem(s).

  • Enhancing Cybersecurity – The Role of Innovation Ecosystems

    Lars Frolund

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    SEMINAR SUMMARY

    A summary of the conversations from the Enhancing Cybersecurity – The Role of Innovation Ecosystems seminar that took place on February 13, 2019. The goal of the seminar was to advance participants’ knowledge of innovation ecosystems for innovation in cybersecurity. Its approach was to emphasize the growing agglomeration of innovation-driven enterprises creating innovative solutions, and the tightly-coupled interdependencies in these hubs of entrepreneurs, governments, risk-capital, universities and large corporations.

  • NSWC Crane Innovation Analysis: Contributing to Regional Innovation Ecosystems

    Kathryn Person, Dylan Cohen, Jonathan Miller, Fiona Murray

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    REPORT

    The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, (NSWC Crane) is successfully responding to the needs of the Department of Defense and serves as a catalyst for regional industrial development. Its ability to achieve this dual national and regional mission is an example for other defense laboratories in the wider Defense Laboratory Enterprise.

  • Defense Innovation Report: Applying MIT’s Innovation Ecosystem & Stakeholder Approach to Innovation in Defense on a Country-by-Country Basis

    Prof. Fiona Murray, Dr. Phil Budden

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    Government actors in the innovation space play a range of roles: these are in large part determined by the dynamics of each nation’s state ‘system’ of agencies, the wider ‘ecosystem’ in which they operate and their specific organizational mandate. Some agencies play more than one role at the same time, and many operate at different stages of the innovation lifecycle.

  • MIT’s Stakeholder Framework for Building & Accelerating Innovation Ecosystems

    Phil Budden, Fiona Murray

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    Advice and options for those who wish to optimize innovation-driven entrepreneurship in their specific regions, and who seek to build a vibrant innovation ecosystem in their locality.

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

    Phil Budden, Fiona Murray, Anna Turskaya

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    WORKING PAPER VERSION 2.0

    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.

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

    Phil Budden, Fiona Murray

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    ‘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.