Innovation–moving ideas from their earliest stages to global impact–lies at the heart of every research project and activity at MIT. It led to the invention of radar, email, and rapid genome sequencing and to the deployment of 3D printers, new diagnostics, and life-changing sanitation. More than ever before, the world needs the kind of ingenuity that brought us these changes. At MIT, we have not only the tools to come up with the next meaningful innovation, but also the means to deliver it to society, shortening the journey from idea to impact, at every scale and in any context.
The proof is in our action: on campus and by our alumni throughout their careers. In a study published in December 2015, MIT Sloan faculty members Edward Roberts and Fiona Murray, along with graduate student J. Daniel Kim, looked at the global influence of companies started by MIT graduates: 30,200 active companies. 4.6 million employees. $1.9 trillion in annual revenues, an amount larger than the GDP of all but 9 countries.
At MIT Sloan, innovation is central to what we do. Whether we are designing new approaches to business, developing new models to transform markets, fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems around the globe, or bringing new ideas to market through the creation of new ventures, our faculty and students are building a better future.