How Systems Thinking Will Drive Technology and Policy

An Innovation Series Event 

By the end of this century, the coast of Massachusetts is expected to witness a sea level rise between two and six feet. And superstorms are expected to become more frequent and more powerful. This will create an urgent need for society to respond in new and creative ways. Policy makers and technologists will need to take a broad and systems-based approach to energy policy - including resiliency, efficiency, grid infrastructure and urban design.  Adaptation will be necessary, but will itself not be sufficient. Further carbon reduction strategies - especially renewable and energy efficiency - will also be necessary.

Join us for a dive into the:

  • Policies that will shape Massachusetts’ strategy for future resiliency
  • Big data tools and models that will help us cope
  • Private sector responses and technologies that will enable us to accelerate and expand our emerging energy economy, while simultaneously adapting to the changing climate


Pre-registration is required: $20 Members; $45 Non-members; Free for students


Event Schedule

5:30 - 6:00 - Registration and Networking
6:00 - 7:30 - Welcome and Panel Discussion
7:30 - 7:45 - Startup Pitches by Technology Companies
7:45 - 9:00 - Networking and Technology Showcase


For more information:

January 25, 2017 at 5:30pm - 9pm
MIT Stata Center (Building 32)
32 Vassar St
Room 123
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
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MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge · · 617-253-8240

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