Innovation Forum programs delve into a cool or disruptive technology or a venture of interest to our audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology enthusiasts. Led by innovators, thought leaders, researchers, and business luminaries, they often take the form of a panel presentation.
Audience participation is encouraged. As with all MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest events, Innovation Forums provide opportunities for attendees to share advice and network with peers.
Previous Innovation Forums
According to the World Health Organization, one in six deaths in the world is due to cancer. In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and more than 600,000 will die from the disease. The national expenditure for cancer care in 2017 were $147.3 billion, and that cost is projected to increase as the population ages. It is no wonder that this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine went to two cancer researchers for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care.
In the early days of "Connected Cities", many technology companies employed the term to see how many sensors they could sell to municipalities. The early days drove healthy profit margins and introduced new public sector customers all over the world.
As the Spring session of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest comes to a close, we thought it was only appropriate to consider the human and societal impacts of new machines and their interactions with humans. These interactions are already starting to take place, but what will change first and how does it impact our daily lives? What does this new world create in terms of communication opportunities?
Of course, this event will also include audience interaction--bring your smartphone and get ready to voice your opinion.