Mission Innovation Research

Find research papers on the MIT iEcosystem model, an assessment of NSWC Crane through the lens of the iEcosystem model, a summary of our cybersecurity conference and more here.


Enhancing Cybersecurity – The Role of Innovation Ecosystems

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

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

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.



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

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.




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