Description: IWI 2018

The 2018 edition of the International Workshop on Innovating (IWI) at MIT is a hands-on program designed to expose participants to the critical elements that lead to venture creation. IWI includes seminars by MIT and other faculty, innovators, and visionaries, who have successfully brought ideas to market. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and interact with experts from the MIT ecosystem and with successful entrepreneurs, who will share their insights on critical skills for success and speak about their entrepreneurial journey. The workshop will include interactive seminars, activities designed to help participants apply their learning to their own venture, team-building exercises, and networking opportunities.

As a participant, you will learn essential skills and how to combine them for venture creation, including:

  • Getting into the Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Finding Co-Founders and Building Great Teams
  • Selecting Your Target Markets
  • De-risking Your Products
  • Defining the Next Steps for Your Venture
The 2018 workshop will take place at MIT, June 11-15. Further details about the program, speakers, and other event details will be provided closer to the start of the workshop.


  Christina Chase
  Lecturer, EECS & MechE
  Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group
  Douglas Hart
  Skolkovo Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  Bruce Tidor
  Professor of Biological Engineering & Computer Science
  Director of the MIT Portugal Program
  Nuno Arantes-Oliveira
  Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  Invited Assistant Professor
  João Bigotte
  University of Coimbra, Portugal
  Invited Assistant Professor, Technological Change & Innovation


  Christian Prothmann
  Director of Research, MIT Portugal Program