MIT’s innovation ecosystem comprises students, faculty, postdocs, and alumni taking part in tailored classes, mentorship, guidance, and activities offered by over 80 innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) organizations across campus. Located in the heart of “the most innovative square mile on the planet,” MIT InnovationHQ provides a home for MIT’s thriving community of innovators and entrepreneurs, supporting all who pursue ideas with a passion for world-changing impact. From this hub of I&E activity, the ecosystem reaches outward into our regional innovation ecosystem, in part through an ambitious, decade-long redevelopment initiative.
Innovations from MIT often address the problems humanity most needs to solve, including sustainable energy, urban resiliency, fresh water, food for all, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and infectious disease. By helping MIT inventors connect with mentors, collaborators, networks, and funding, we help them translate new science into transformative innovation. MIT entrepreneurs make a sizable global impact: The active companies formed by living MIT alumni produce estimated annual revenues on par with the gross domestic product of the 10th-largest economy in the world.