10.807/15.371 Innovation Teams


Luis Perez-Breva

Advisors to the Program:
Fiona Murray and Noubar Afeyan

TA: Bryan Haslam

Innovation Teams: Experience innovating with MIT Technologies

In i-Teams you learn innovating by doing it. i-Teams results from over a decade of exploration to get you to experience innovation first hand, learn innovating by practicing it, and get you ready to start innovating right away. After you take i-Teams every innovation project you undertake, whether it be a startup, in a for-profit organization, an NGO, or government, will trigger a déjà-vu.

i-Teams at MIT Engineering and MIT Sloan has become an innovation reactor from which we've steered more than 150 MIT technologies to impact and educated more than 700 students coming from all 5 MIT Schools.

Innovating. The Book

Worldwide we've taught innovating to more than 3,000 individuals ranging from undergraduates to senior executives.

If you are interested in innovating but can't enroll in this MIT class or any of the innovating offerings we've created worldwide, you can learn about innovating by picking a copy of Luis' book at your local bookstore Innovating:A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong (MIT Press February 2017) . The book is a doer's guide to innovating. Learn more about innovating here (mind this will take you out of MITnet)

10.807/15.371 Innovation Teams. MIT Course Catalog Description

Innovating as a process you can practice and start to apply immediately to steer actual MIT technologies to impact. Lectures Introduce skills and capabilities for systematic technical and functional exploration, opportunity discovery, market understanding, value economics, innovation scale-up, intellectual property, elements of technology commercialization at scale, and communicating/working for impact inside and outside home disciplines.

Students work in multidisciplinary teams formed around MIT research breakthroughs, with extensive in-class coaching from faculty and guidance from lab members and select mentors. Students learn a structured approach to innovating in which everything is a variable and the product, technology, and opportunities for new ventures can be seen as an act of synthesis. Teams learn to gather evidence that permits a fact-based iteration across multiple application domains, markets, functionalities, technologies, and products, leading to a recommendation that maps a space of opportunity and includes actionable next steps to evolve the market and technology. Students from all schools welcome; brief statement of interest is required before instructor approval and registration.

Course faculty: Dr. Luis Perez-Breva.
Innovation Teams is supported jointly by the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management

Key Dates and facts for Spring 2017 Semester

iTeams will be held Tuesdays/Thursdays 9am-11am with a lab on Fridays from 10am-12pm