Policy Resources

Biomedical Research

  • MIT Response to NIH Request for Information on RFI Human Subjects Enhancing Protections for Human Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay and Ambiguity for Investigators – October 26, 2011; Download
  • MIT Response to NIH Request for Information RFI on Care and Use of Animals on the Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Eighth Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals – May 24, 2011; Download

Convergence

  • The Convergence Revolution - A centralized, comprehensive online resource for convergence information and materials - Spring 2014
  • National Academy Report - "Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond" - May 2014;Download
  • "Convergence Science: A Revolution for Health Solutions" - Symposium Report from AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, February 15, 2014; Download
  • Bioeconomy Blueprint: Request for Information - December 6, 2011; Download
  • "Promoting Convergence in Biomedical Science" by Phillip A. Sharp and Robert Langer - Science Magazine - July 2011; Download
  • MIT White Paper on Convergence - January 2011; Download
  • AAAS-MIT Forum on Convergence video - January 5, 2011

Education

  • Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms - MIT Online Education Policy Initiative, Final report - April 2016
  • MIT Review of NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Building the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers - October 2013
  • "Where the Charles Meets the Potomac: Inside MIT's Washington Office" - Spectrum Interview with Director Bill Bonvillian, August 2014

Energy

  • MIT Response to DOE Request for Information on QTR - June 16, 2011
  • MIT Response to DOE Request for Information on Energy Education - September 17, 2010
  • MIT President Susan Hockfield's Letter to DOE Under Secretary Kristina Johnson About RE-ENERGYSE - September 19, 2009

Innovation

  • ITIF Report: Investing in "Innovation Infrastructure" to Restore U.S. Growth - January 2017; Download
  • 'Whitehead Institute, Pfizer and MIT/ the Innovation Intersection in Cambridge, MA' - Wired UK article - November 2, 2015; Download
  • MIT 'Policy Initiatives' Model - MIT Washington Office - August 3, 2015; Download
  • MIT Response to OSTP Request For Information on Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade - July 16, 2015; Download
  • Background Memo: 'The Defense Technology Initiative - Towards a New Offsets Strategy' - MIT Washington Office - May 20, 2015; Download
  • 'The Future Postponed' Report Release Event video - AAAS, April 27, 2015
  • ITIF Report: MIT Review of Federally Supported Innovations: 22 Examples of Major Technology Advances that Stem from Federal Research Support - February 2014; Download
  • MIT President Susan Hockfield's Keynote Address to the National Governor's Association (includes video) - July 15, 2011
  • Recommendations Concerning Commercialization of University Research; Request for Information - May 26, 2010; Download
  • Recommendations Concerning Grand Challenges of the 21st Century; Request for Information - April 15, 2010; Download
  • Focus on Innovation video; MIT Innovation Forum II - March 29, 2010
  • Focus on Innovation video; MIT Innovation Forum I - March 1, 2010
  • "Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT" by Edward E. Roberts and Charles E. Eesley (originally published by the Kauffman Foundation, Feb. 2009); Download

'Innovation Orchards'

  • The Engine - "An Exciting Step Forward for MIT's Innovation Ecosystem" - A letter to the MIT community from President Rafael Reif - October 27, 2016; link
  • "New MIT Innovation Hub Takes on World’s Biggest Challenges" - Boston Globe op-ed by MIT President Rafael Reif - October 26, 2016; Download
  • "MIT Launches New Venture for World-Changing Entrepreneurs" - MIT News (includes video) - October 26, 2016; link
  • "Venture Capital and Research Centers: Facilitating Innovation" - MIT Washington Office - August 2016; Download
  • "From Startup to Scale-up: How Connecting Startups with Local Manufacturers Can Help Move New Technologies From Prototype to Production" - MIT Washington Office - July 2016; Download
  • "Partnership Intermediary Agreements: A Policy Option for Innovation Orchards" - MIT Washington Office - April 2016; Download
  • "Bridging the Innovation Gap in the U.S. Energy System" - MIT Washington Office - February 2016; Download
  • "MIT Innovation Orchard: Summary of Federal, State, University, and Private Programs for Emerging Technologies" - MIT Washington Office - July 10, 2015; Download

Intellectual Property

  • Comments of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Implementing the First Inventor to File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Download

Manufacturing

  • ITIF Event: ‘Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Presents Policies to Accelerate Advanced Manufacturing Innovation’ - December 3, 2014
  • PCAST Report to the President: 'Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing' - October 2014; Download
  • MIT Washington Office AMP 2.0 report: 'Survey of Selected Manufacturing Programs at NIST, DOE, DOD, and NSF' - September 2014; Download
  • MIT Washington Office report: "Manufacturing Scale-up: Summary of 14 Relevant Federal Financing Programs" - May 27, 2014; Download
  • MIT Federal Advanced Manufacturing Programs - July 18, 2013; Download
  • MIT Comments to NIST on the Design of the National Network for Manufacturing (NNMI) - April 2013; Download
  • MIT Review of the NSF's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program; Download
  • MIT Reponse to NIST Request for Information on Proposed New Program: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) - October 25, 2012; Download
  • The Economist's Special Report on Manufacturing - April 2012; Download
  • Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
  • MIT Production in the Innovation Economy
  • MIT Washington Office report: "Future of U.S. Manufacturing - A Literature Review (Part I)" - August 2011; Download
  • MIT Washington Office report: "Future of U.S. Manufacturing - A Literature Review (Part II)" - January 2012; Download
  • MIT Washington Office report: "Future of U.S. Manufacturing - A Literature Review (Part III)" - July 2012; Download
  • MIT Response to NIST Request for Information on Structure for Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program - September 19, 2011; Download
  • MIT Forum on U.S. Manufacturing: "Rebuilding the American Economy"- September 15, 2011
  • MIT Survey of Federal Manufacturing Efforts - September 2010; Download
  • Innovation and Manufacturing Roundtable video highlights - March 1 and 29, 2010
  • MIT Roundtable Summary: "The Future of Manufacturing Innovation - Advanced Technologies" - March 29, 2010
  • MIT Innovation and Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion Summary: Developing National Innovation Policies - March 1, 2010; Download

Space

  • FY2014 Letter to Congress in Support of NASA Space Technology - July 2, 2013; Download
  • MIT Space, Policy and Society Research Group Report: "The Future of Human Spaceflight" - December 2008; Download