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2013 MIT Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) Conference

September 20, 2013

Education Partner: MIT Professional Education

The MIT Production in the Innovation Economy project offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on the challenges facing U.S. industry. Inspired by the 1986 MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity and its influential Made in America report, PIE aims to develop recommendations for transforming America's production capabilities in an era of increased global competition.

The 2013 MIT PIE Conference will feature presentations from prominent government, academic, and industry leaders and mark the release of two books detailing the study’s findings: Making in America: From Innovation to Market and Production in the Innovation Economy.

Online Registration Now Closed: Walk-in registration starts from 8:00AM on September 20.

Publications from the PIE Task Force
Making in America: From Innovation to Market
by Suzanne Berger with the MIT Task Force on Production in the Innovation Economy
The MIT Press, September 2013

Publishing officially on September 20, 2013, to coincide with the 2013 MIT PIE Conference, this highly accessible book describes what the PIE researchers found and what they concluded about how we can strengthen the connections between innovators and industry.

Copies of the print edition of Making in America will be available for sale at the MIT PIE Conference on September 20.

Print copies will be arriving in bookstores in mid-September. Digital editions will be available at approximately the same time, depending on the vendor. Making in America will be available as an MIT Press Ebook and on Kindle, Apple ibook, Nook, Google Editions, and Kobo.

Production in the Innovation Economy
edited by Richard M. Locke and Rachel L. Wellhausen
The MIT Press, January 2014

In production now for publication in January 2014, this companion volume from Task Force contributors details research findings underlying the PIE analysis and recommendations.

* SPECIAL ONLINE PREVIEW for Conference attendees: Starting on September 12, the MIT Press will post the page proofs of this book for your online viewing: http://mitpress.mit.edu/content/piepreview

* PIE Preview Report is available for download: Download report

About MIT Professional Education
MIT Professional Education (professionaleducation.mit.edu) provides short courses, semester or longer learning programs and customized corporate programs for science and engineering professionals at all levels. Taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, MIT Professional Education programs offer professionals the opportunity to gain crucial knowledge in specialized fields to advance their careers, help their companies, and have an impact on the world.

A number of short courses are offered on innovation and manufacturing, including Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation, taught by the Executive Director of the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) Study. ILP members receive a 15 percent discount on all MIT Professional Education Short Programs.


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MIT Huntington Hall
Maclaurin Building 10-250

Cambridge, MA 02139

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