From the President
The View from Here
MIT launches the Innovation Initiative, a natural extension of MIT’s culture of creative, collaborative problem solving that will speed solutions to tough global problems.
MIT has always been an innovation powerhouse, so why does it need an innovation initiative now?
MIT is placing a big bet on small with the construction of a new 200,000-square-foot nanoscience and nanotechnology facility.
Charting the innovation and entrepreneurial resources available at MIT.
“Without discovery research, without innovation, applied research can only go so far,” says Institute Professor Phillip Sharp.
Once lined with old factories and abandoned buildings, Kendall Square is now a global center for innovation.
Martin Culpepper says that making things is key to innovation.
Director Ken Stone says the Hobby Shop provides the space, instruction, and tools to anyone who wants to tinker.
Lily Tsai recently launched GOV/LAB, which gives grad students hands-on experience in political research.
James Fujimoto developed optical coherence tomography (OCT), a medical imaging technology.
Sarah Williams develops interactive communications strategies.
John Joannopoulos pioneers wireless cell phone charging.
Gerbrand Ceder created a Materials Genome Initiative.
Technological advances will reshape the global economy.
Defending companies and countries against hostile network attacks.
Making it easier for patients to secure doctor’s appointments.
Understanding the microbiome’s role in human diseases.
Alan ’73 and Terri Spoon believe students are the future of online education.
Mike Evans ’00, who cofounded GrubHub, knows that a scholarship can lead to impact.