International Innovation Symposium
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
When & Where
MIT Portugal and SkTech / MIT Initiative
The MIT Portugal Program is an international collaboration seeking to demonstrate that an investment in science, technology and higher education can have a positive, lasting impact on the economy by addressing key societal issues through quality education and research in the emerging field of engineering systems. The program has targeted Bioengineering systems, Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Transportation Systems as key areas for economic development and societal impact.
The MIT Skoltech Initiative is an international collaboration chartered to enable the creation of a world-class innovative educational and research graduate institution in Moscow, Russia. The Skolkovo Institute of Sciences and Technology –Skoltech—will offer a new university model for Russia built on a number of guiding principles, and contributing to several goals: creation a university environment of innovation; integration of education and research; development and integration of university components of an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem within Skolkovo City; and lay the foundation for a world-class research university that will help attract, create, and retain both Russian and international talent to Skolkovo and Russia. Skoltech will integrate and span fundamental scientific and engineering research across disciplinary boundaries; and that interfaces with a broader industrial and entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster high impact research and generate innovative flows to the economy.