Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum

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.

Upcoming Innovation Forums

Details for the next event are still being worked out! Check back soon.

Previous Innovation Forums

3D Bioprinting


Imagine. Printing personal implants from a patient's own stem cells. Or reproducing organ functions on laboratories the size of credit cards.

3D printing has the potential to revolutionize medicine.

Sitting at the intersection of materials science, chemistry,and bio- and mechanical engineering, biomedical 3D printing takes a new technology beyond traditional manufacturing and design applications. Simplified drug development, individualized and patient-specific medical treatment, on-demand tissue structures — all possible through the development of this technology.


Molecular Manufacturing


Small, yes. But if you’re just thinking industrial, you’re missing the bigger picture.

Molecular manufacturing harnesses the vast potential of nanotechnology to operate and build on an atomic or molecular scale. The possibilities truly are endless.

Think Star Trek-type replicators or the Borg ship-repair nanites in Start Trek Voyager. Ant-sized microbots building homes on Mars. Or nanorobots and nanoprobes providing targeted drug delivery, specialized surgery or even in-body sensors—Fantastic Voyage without the tiny people.