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The IPC hosts a few events each year around MIT's campus. We invite you to learn about future events and to review our past ones. 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
- Brasília Palace Hotel, Brazil
- Boston

IPC researchers were joined by executives from AccuRounds, Artaic, EWI of Ohio, Medtronic, Raytheon, and SENAI of Brazil among others to learn more about the goals and operations of each entity and the ways in which they are fostering new models for innovation in both startups and established companies. “These innovation intermediaries are forging new pathways for how we innovate within and across firms and industries,” said Liz Reynolds, IPC Executive Director.



Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS

Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT IPC

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT, and Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering



Dr.Tarek Selim, American University in Cairo: Made in Egypt: Challenges of Industrial Development in an Emerging Economy

Ben Ross Schneider, MIT Professor, and Danilo Limoeiro, PhD Candidate: State-Led Innovation: SOEs, Institutional Fragmentation, and Policy Making in Brazil


The IPC and AEE held five roundtable discussions on regional strategies to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon energy economy in 2013-2014. The roundtables engaged utility executives, advanced energy companies and regulators. Studies were done for the following cities:

  • San Antonio
  • Aspen
  • New York
  • Boston
- Washington DC

IPC's featured speakers, along with a panel of experts, interacted at a policy discussion. Jointly hosted by the MIT Industrial Performance Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center, this event continued the conversation of key areas presented in Richard Lester's and David Hart's book, Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System.

- Boston

However, while national policy is an essential component in reaching these objectives, so too is the innovation and policy development that is taking place at the regional level. Regions like New England and Silicon Valley are leading the world in the creation of new technologies and companies that serve regional, national and global markets.