Opening Keynote-An Overview of the MIT Innovation Ecosystem
Alexander and I Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering
MIT Office of the Provost
MIT's has a long-standing focus on discovery for practical impact and commercial value. The status of MIT's current industrial engagements will be summarized as will highlights of new initiatives for addressing problems of global importance. The local ecosystem near the campus which blends entrepreneurs, risk capital, and market leading companies plays an essential role in invention, innovation, and commercialization.