Focuses on evolving a product from proof-of-concept to beta prototype: Includes team building, project planning, budgeting, resource planning; models for scaling, tolerancing and reliability, patents, business planning.
Undergraduate students innovate, implement, and communicate designs that are practical, successful, elegant, interactive, robust, and holistic. Focus on project scope, and balancing real-world constraints against the limitations of technology and human cognition. Provides instruction in a computer markup language.
Subject helps medical and graduate students to develop an understanding of the limitations of current medical technology and the process of creating and transferring new medical technology from research into actual use (commercialization). Topics include pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, and medical devices. In a seminar setting, students interact with biomedical scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs directly involved in creating new companies based on future technologies. Students may find this subject helpful in evaluating possible theses. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission of instructor.
Explains the role of the entrepreneur in the built environment using case studies to outline different steps in developing real estate, construction, architectural and related enterprises. Emphasizes strategic marketing and implementation of the plan in the development of these businesses. Addresses the progression of an idea, from an opportunity to a sustainable business. Guest lectures from entrepreneurs in the built environment outline the various entrepreneurial paths and characteristics they took to success. Team project consists of identifying an idea/opportunity and plan for developing a sustainable company.
Innovation teams of science, engineering, and management students evaluate the commercial feasibility of research generated by grants to School of Engineering faculty by the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.
Pilot subject of MIT-Skolkovo Joint Program in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Principles of movement of technological ideas into impact as new and/or improved products and processes, or possibly as new companies. Mixed teams of Skolkovo engineering students with MIT students drawn from across the Institute will address technical challenges, and move them beyond technical solutions into proposals that include such commercially-oriented considerations as intellectual property, market suitability, competitive strengths, etc.
Presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today's most important companies.
Firms must develop major innovations to prosper but they don't know how. Recent research into the innovation process has made it possible to develop breakthroughs systematically. Explore several practical idea generation development methods. Presentations of real cases by invited experts conveys the art required to implement each.
Uses a seminar format to discuss the business of software (products and services) and software-based digital platforms.
Overview of the field of entrepreneurial theory and practice for development and growth of technology-based new enterprises.
Surveys key strategic decisions faced by managers, investors and scientists at each stage in the value chain of the life science industry.
Focuses on the management of product and process innovation and on economic, management, and technological influences on innovation.
Project-based subject focusing on energy sector companies.
15.369 H2 Corporate Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Technology-Based New Business Development (Fall)
Strategic and organizational issues in the development of new technologies and new business areas for existing firms.
Seminar on founding, financing, and building entrepreneurial ventures in developing nations. Challenges students to craft enduring and economically viable solutions to the problems faced by these countries.
Seminar surveys internal and external entrepreneurship, based on Media Lab technologies, to increase understanding of how digital innovations grow into societal change.
Advanced work or special investigation of an entrepreneurial topic not specifically covered elsewhere and not qualifying as a thesis. Readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. Consult Tara Walor in Sloan Educational Services for details.
Examines the role entrepreneurship can play in promoting sustainable economic development.
Students work in teams to develop a feasibility plan for a social venture (either a for profit or nonprofit).
Provides the skills required for a CEO to deal with complex problems under highly adverse conditions.