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MIT Corporate Innovation Program

Through a thoughtful and customized series of engagements, case studies, workshops, demonstrations, hackathons, and interactive discussions—at MIT, corporate campuses, or virtually—you will gain a unique MIT-insider perspective establishing a foundation for future strategic corporate/university partnerships.

 

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A twelve-month program designed to help you address your key innovation challenges

During the program, you’re encouraged through relevant coursework, events, panels, and opportunities to consider how you apply insights within your organization.

You will embark on a twelve-month journey of learning, ideation, and discovery. Starting month one, your team will foster meaningful relationships with MIT’s diverse community. 

Agility in the age of COVID-19

As the entire MIT community adjusts to the new reality of Covid-19, we at The Corporate Innovation Program and MITii have adapted to an increasingly digital world. 

The twelve month program as designed has been amended to showcase our courses, hackathons, and panels remotely. For more information, contact CorporateInnovation@mit.edu.

An innovation mindset for the future of your organization

The relationship we build will last well after your custom curriculum is completed. By fully engaging with the program, member corporations have the opportunity to benefit from:

INNOVATION INSIGHTS AND PRACTICE

  • A new definition & approach to innovation​
  • The understanding of innovation success factors & best practices​
  • The roles of internal & external ecosystems​
  • Peer-to-peer corporate insights

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION

  • The ability to identify emerging trends in technology & pathways to implementation
  • A broad and deep connection with leading MIT researchers & faculty

EMPLOYEE INSPIRATION

  • Opportunities for employee participation at MIT and at corporate locations
  • New strategies to inspire employees to think and work differently

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

  • The opportunity to work with MIT students thus establishing access to potential future employers

A STRONG BRAND PARTNERSHIP

  • Prominent recognition as members of the MIT Corporate Innovation Program
  • A lasting, productive relationship between your brand and MIT

A LIFETIME OF INNOVATION

  • A new approach to innovation that will boost ideation, collaboration, communication, and action.

Leveraging the Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

The Corporate Innovation Program leverages the Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model. This program was built upon this model, and continues to refer to it as tenets are developed and custom curriculums are built.

The Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model focuses on 5 stakeholders: government, corporate, academia, risk capital, and the entrepreneurial community. It aims to inspire people who care about innovation in a certain region identify the strengths of the five stakeholders and how they interact.

The MIT Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

WORKING PAPER

MIT’s Stakeholder Framework for Building & Accelerating Innovation Ecosystems

Dr. Phil Budden
MIT Sloan School of Management

Prof. Fiona Murray
MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Innovation Initiative

Start your innovation journey.

The Corporate Innovation Program is suited for organizations that strive to strengthen their innovation mindset and seek to address innovation challenges with guidance from MIT.

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