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Opportunities on- and off-campus

Another priority listed in the report is expanding MIT’s innovation footprint by establishing vibrant, small-scale global innovation communities.Alumni, students, faculty, outside entrepreneurs, policymakers, and funding sources could all collaborate on problem-solving and solution implementation through these.

On campus, specific suggestions include better coordination of MIT’s numerous hackathons, festivals, and competitions related to innovation, as well as a student leadership council to help coordinate the activities of the more than 40 existing student groups and clubs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The report states that by engaging with stakeholders around the world, there is an opportunity to build on the long tradition of “science diplomacy,” which forged relationships between scientists around the world that forged mutually beneficial relationships to inspire an era of “innovation diplomacy

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