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  • 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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    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.

     

  • Foundations: exploring the emerging practice of philanthropic investing to support innovation in science and engineering

    Nicole Systrom (PRIME Coalition), Sarah Kearney (PRIME Coalition), Fiona Murray (MIT Sloan)

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    Intended to serve as a guide for investors, philanthropists, institutions, and entrepreneurs interested in using charitable capital to support early-stage, science-based innovation in for-profit enterprises. Charitable capital can be granted and/or invested into market-based solutions from several different philanthropic structures. This brief covers options available to those utilizing a private foundation to support innovation, while its companion brief covers options for those interested to use a Donor Advised Fund.

  • Donor-Advised Funds: an underutilized philanthropic vehicle to support innovation in science and engineering

    Ryan Macpherson (MIT Sloan), Sarah Kearney (PRIME Coalition), Fiona Murray (MIT Sloan)

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    Intended to serve as a guide for investors, philanthropists, institutions, and entrepreneurs interested in using charitable capital to support early-stage, science-based innovation in for-profit enterprises. Charitable capital can be granted and/or invested into market-based solutions from several different philanthropic structures. This brief covers options for those interested to use a Donor Advised Fund, while its companion brief covers options available to those utilizing a private foundation to support innovation.

  • MIT Innovation Initiative

    MIT Innovation Initiative

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    BROCHURE

    An overview of the MIT Innovation Initiative’s mission, programs and activities.

  • MIT I&E Landscape 2015-2016

    MIT Innovation Initiative

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    ANNUAL REPORT

    A publication of the MIT innovation and entrepreneurship year in review, highlighting center and program
    activities, achievements, and featured student profiles.

  • Can Equity Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital and Investment Opportunities?

    Christian Catalini, Catherine Fazio, Fiona Murray

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    POLICY BRIEFING

    Considers whether equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act will open significant new capital markets for funding the “next billion-dollar startup” to the general public.