The MIT Innovation Initiative engages thought and action leaders to work directly with MIT scholars to better understand the complex processes involved in taking innovation beyond invention to address urgent global problems. Visiting Innovation Fellows are drawn from policy, corporate, risk capital, and entrepreneurial settings, and interacts with the MIT community through convening events, lectures, and student meetings.
Visiting Innovation Fellows have hosted roundtables, spoken in a wide range of courses across MIT’s five schools, and held one-to-one office hours for student entrepreneurs and staff members.
To date, the Innovation Initiative has hosted two Visiting Innovation Fellows:
- Bob Metcalfe ’68, Ethernet co-inventor and 3Com co-founder (2015-2016)
- Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts (2014-2015)