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In my life I have run across many with talent to spare who cannot use it for lack of the advanced degree or the academic connections. Create a way, similar perhaps to the apprenticeship or an un-student UROP, for alumni/ae and retirees to...
Linda Perry '74 January 21, 2017
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Expand or replicate the VMS model. Personalized, one-on-one attention is invaluable to first-time wanna-be entrepreneurs with concrete ideas.
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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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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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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