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Give affordable access to fume hoods, lab benches, and instrumentation to chemistry and materials science startups.
Selma Duhovic January 19, 2017
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Give postdocs who don't want to become entrepreneurs themselves the tools to make an impact through their future students. Create a program that will groom them for an academic career resembling that of Vladimir Bulović, Tim Swager,...
Selma Duhovic January 19, 2017
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Create a program that will groom postdocs for a career in investing, private equity, venture capital, etc. MBAs speak the language of business and understand the potential and the risks of a given market. Postdocs speak the language of...
Selma Duhovic January 19, 2017
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1. MIT would allow the public to submit problems that the public is facing, and allow MIT students and professors to find solutions to them. By public, I mean people from other universities, people from Cambridge and Boston, from countries...
Gabriel Ginorio (MIT Class of 2018) January 18, 2017
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For many faculty members, time pursuing commercialization support is in direct competition with time spent grantwriting for student support (and many other activities). The issue of grantwriting is an important one, however, because due to...
D. Fox Harrell January 17, 2017
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Applying for a government grant is an exciting but resource-intense process, and can be a valid source of funds for a start-up. Understanding on how to find the right grant and how to apply to it, will be of great vaule to any start-up.
Klaus R. Schleicher January 17, 2017
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To fully organize innovative ideas, we must first consider how to communicate various concepts and processes. This communicative component should NOT be an afterthought but a critical piece of any collaborative process. I propose a...
Felice Frankel January 17, 2017
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If you want to create a truly innovative MIT, create an Engine program for staff and staff retirees to apply for a year-long paid sabbatical to pursue innovations/start-ups that serve the higher education industry. The outputs could be...
MIT staff/retiree January 17, 2017
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Use the Met Warehouse as a micro-hotel for people engaged with The Engine in some way. Would help recruit more international participation.
Jack Smith January 12, 2017
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