The 2013 MIT Production in the Innovation Economy Conference took place at MIT on September 20, 2013, and featured presentations from prominent government, academic, and industry leaders ... Presentations can be viewed here
The conference marked the release of two books detailing the study's findings: Making in America: From Innovation to Market and Production in the Innovation Economy ... more
Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) sought to analyze how innovation moves to market. What role do production capabilities play in bringing the innovation to life? What kind of industrial ecosystem accelerates innovation and production? Does having manufacturing in proximity to innovation enhance the returns to the economy? Create more jobs and sustainable growth at home? These are the questions addressed in a three-year long research project carried out by teams of MIT faculty and students which resulted in two books, Making in America: From Innovation to Market and Production in the Innovation Economy ... more
We see exciting developments emerging in laboratories like those at MIT in areas including energy, life sciences, transportation, environment, communication, construction, and security. To transform these technologies into strong flows of new products, services, and processes, we need innovation in systems of production different from old-style manufacturing. Those countries that build powerful links between research in the laboratory and new manufacturing are emerging as the ones that benefit the most from their innovative capabilities ... more
To learn more about the study, hear what researchers have to say ... more
Martin Schmidt testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, November 13, "How to Strengthen U.S. Innovation and Manufacturing"
Prof. Schmidt's written testimony availalble here.
Suzanne Berger testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Dec. 11th, "Rebuilding American Manufacturing"
Prof. Berger's written testimony available here.