INNOVATION IS A GLOBAL GAME
Since 2012, the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP) has engaged with more than 50 regions from around the world to supercharge innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE) and transform economies utilizing a practical, evidence-based team approach. MIT research and insights are translated into a strategic framework that convenes and educates key stakeholders, and empowers regional leaders to execute initiatives that contribute to economic growth, job creation, and social change. MIT REAP's unique multi-stakeholder model includes members from five key groups of actors in innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems: government, university, corporate, risk capital, and entrepreneurs.
Bring MIT REAP to your region today to align with MIT's global innovation ecosystem and influential network to achieve your goals.
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“MIT REAP faculty collaborate with key regional stakeholders to develop solutions that are compatible with the region’s history, culture, and key regional drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship. By convening committed and insightful community leaders from the five key stakeholder groups, each region will identify their potential for inclusive innovation and ensure that they work together, with the support of MIT, to transform it into an actionable strategy and activities that produce measurable economic results.”
- Professor Fiona Murray, MIT REAP Faculty Co-Director, William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, and MIT Sloan Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion
GLOBAL COHORT 9 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Regions from across the globe are carefully vetted for acceptance to MIT REAP’s Global and Focus programs, and must pose a particular “urgency for change” or problem area in their region’s overall system that they want to address. The MIT REAP faculty then work with teams to overcome regional challenges that are hindering the growth of their IDE ecosystem by identifying the comparative advantages and acceleration mechanisms required to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Applications for MIT REAP Global Cohort 9 are open through September 30, 2021.