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History and Future of Mass Innovation Massachusetts Historical Society
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
September 27, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
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The first use of anesthesia. The first phone call. The first venture capital firm. Massachusetts is home to more world changing innovations than almost anywhere else on the planet. Why has Boston been the key center of social and technological innovations? Can it maintain this momentum? What can community, business leaders and local governments do to nurture the factors that promote innovation? Local innovators, investors and influencers share their insights and perspectives on the history and future of innovation in this region.

Who it’s for: innovation and biotech industries, elected officials, history buffs, those curious in the history of our region
Vibe: informative, thought-provoking

At this event, whick kicks off Kendall Square day of HUBweek, moderator Robert Krim, director of the Innovation Center at Framingham State University, and leaders from the innovation economy will tackle the questions: Why has Boston been the key center of social and technological innovations? How can it maintain this momentum? What can community, business leaders, and local governments do to nurture the factors that promote innovation?

Panelists include:

* Tim Rowe, Cambridge Innovation Center

* Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School

* Janice Bourque, Hercules Capital

 

History and Future of Mass Innovation