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Building Business Opportunities from Technology Innovation – The MIT Way

The Deshpande Center at MIT is world famous for building business opportunities around Technology Innovation, and its approach is critical for economic growth in Singapore from the new knowledge-based economy.

Seminar and Networking Event (Limited to 130)
Venue: The Pod, Level 16, National Library Board
The lessons learned at MIT will be discussed in terms of the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore. The expanded process of technological innovation will address the role of education, research grants, catalysts, mentorship, and the broader investment/entrepreneurship community. The challenge is to solve important societal problems with technology innovation. There is a gap, however, between technology, push and market pull that can be addressed by bringing market definition closer to technology development. Learn how this is done at MIT, using the Deshpande Center model and in the SMART Innovation Centre in Singapore. This seminar and the following networking event should be attended by anyone interested in further developing the Singapore ecosystem in knowledge-based entrepreneurship. The seminar will run from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and it will be followed by a networking event from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (refreshments and canapés will be served).

Best regards,
Howard Califano
Director, Smart Innovation Centre
Event Registration for 26 April 2010: Please select session below and RSVP your attendance to by 20 April 2010.

  • Seminar from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Networking Event from 7.30pm to 9:00pm
  • Seminar and Networking Event from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
“Innovation will drive the economy of the future. Understanding the process for developing business opportunities from technological innovation is critical. Key is bringing market definition closer to technology development”.

Charles Cooney
Faculty Director
MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Learn the MIT approach from:
  • Charles Cooney, Faculty Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
  • Luis Perez-Breva, PhD, MIT School of Engineering, Lecturer, Research Scientist
  • Richard Kivel, Chairman and President, MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.
  • Howard Califano, Director, SMART Innovation Centre
Venue: National Library Board 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064