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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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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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    PRACTICE BRIEFING

    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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    PRACTICE BRIEFING

    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.