The 2019 International Workshop on Innovating was a Success
IWI is a residential, hands-on program supported by the MIT Portugal Program (MPP) and co-organized by MIT. This conference exposes participants to critical elements of innovation and entrepreneurship that are central for translating ideas into solutions for real-world problems and demands.
Over the course of 5 days in June, 20 accomplished entrepreneurs shared their secrets for success with IWI’s 33 diverse students. The students flew to MIT from Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Crete, and many other countries. Some students were scientists, some researchers, and others focused on business—but they all shared a common goal of starting their own companies. Outside of the rigorous course schedule, the students went sailing, explored Boston, and participated in the annual IWI Hawaiian shirt contest.