This workshop is geared to MIT students that will be doing research, teaching and industry internships abroad and will provide an understanding of the role of innovation-driven entrepreneurship in development of vibrant regional economies.

with Professor Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation & Dr. Phil Budden, Senior Lecturer & Former British Consul General

The workshop will take as its starting point the innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems (IDEA Ecosystems) that lie at the heart of many successful regions such as Silicon Valley, Boston/Cambridge, London’s TechCity and Singapore, and examine the perspective of five critical stakeholders: entrepreneurs, risk capital providers, universities, government, and corporations. Students will then be prepared to view their region through this lens, understanding not only the inner-workings of their internship organization but the larger ecosystem within which it exists.