Technology and the Corporation
2014 MIT Europe Conference
The rapid growth of 21st century cities and the concentration of GNP in urban centers present opportunities and challenges. MIT's 5th “Innovation in Europe” Conference, co-organized with Agoria, will present MIT expertise on enabling technologies, policy and planning to meet the needs of accelerating urban expansion:
- New products and services for growing populations
- Sustainable development and infrastructure management
- Building, communication, transportation, and energy technologies
- Security and privacy
This conference provides an important forum for European technology leaders in manufacturing, business and government to identify strategic opportunities and create supporting policies.
Agoria is Belgium's federation for the technology industries. It represents the interests of its members to the Federal government, as well as to the Brussels, Flemish and Walloon regional governments and public institutions on issues such as industrial policy and foreign trade, research and technology, training and employment and technical regulation and legislation. Agoria represents 11% of the industrial employment, 31% of exports and 7% of GDP in Belgium.
More information on Agoria at www.agoria.be
Sirris is the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry. More than 150 highly qualified engineers assist companies in implementing technological innovations by investigating new technologies, raising industry awareness of promising innovations, providing advice at all decision-making levels and offering support, from the initial concept to the operational solution. Its mission is to increase the sector?'s competitiveness through technology and innovation.
More information at www.sirris.be
MIT Industrial Liaison Program
The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
You can find more information on MIT on its website: www.mit.edu
The Industrial Liaison Programme (ILP) is industry's chief gateway to MIT, enabling companies worldwide to harness MIT resources to address current challenges and to anticipate future needs. The ILP helps company managers monitor MIT research developments, identify and arrange expert consultations with MIT faculty, license MIT-owned intellectual property, and facilitate corporate objectives through sponsored research at MIT. The professional staff of Industrial Liaison Officers facilitates customized interactions for nearly 200 multinational companies.
MIT Professional Education 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 manufacturing and related topics. ILP members receive a 15 percent discount on all MIT Professional Education Short Programs.
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