Technology and the Corporation
Mobility, the notion of moving freely about, is about to be completely reinvented. Intelligent mobility, perhaps better thought of as the controlled as well as the observed flow of goods or people across short or long distances using information about systems and its moving pieces, is becoming a precision game. Whilst there has arguably been more progress in micro mobility (such as moving supply across the factory floor) than in macro mobility (moving all the pieces in a transportation system in a city), the field is abundant with new approaches, startups, inventions, new technology, as well as novel user and business concepts, including driverless cars, semi-autonomous vehicles, ambient intelligence, and various mobile tools that enhance our understanding of moving objects.
What formerly was the transportation industry is arguably being disrupted by completely new actors, approaches and marketplaces coming from left field. We are approaching the exciting and also challenging situation that significant aspects of mobility can be predicted, planned, observed, and analyzed. How far have we come? How did this happen? What will happen now?
With the vision of intelligent mobility, in systems large and small, as a backdrop, MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop on Thursday May 9, 2016, 08:30 to 11:30 AM, at One Main Street, Cambridge, MA, to discuss the latest advances in intelligent mobility and associated innovations from the perspective of the corporates, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem redefining the field today. We aim to cover innovation models, technologies, collaboration patterns, market places, players, and partnerships and will be directly building on perspectives already explored in our Summer 2015 workshop on Automation and the Internet of Things in Manufacturing but taking it to the next frontier--transportation.
The target audience is the MIT innovation ecosystem, including faculty, students, startups, and ILP member companies. We have reserved 10 seats for MIT-connected startup founders who can apply for a Lightning Talk. This event should attract startups from the hybrid innovation cluster, the energy tech cluster, the advanced manufacturing cluster, as well as from the ICT cluster and possibly beyond. All are welcome. Attendance is free.
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