Since 2002, the Deshpande Center has helped spur the creation of 51 spinout companies.
These firms, which have raised over $1.5 billion in capital, are developing and delivering ground-breaking products and services that not only change people’s lives today, but have the long-term potential to transform key markets including energy, health care, materials, and information technology.
The Deshpande Center helps change the world by stimulating technological innovation, assisting MIT faculty and students commercialize their research.
Beyond these MIT-based accomplishments, the Deshpande Center has exerted a wider influence around the globe. Our leadership team has held hundreds of conversations with institutions and governments interested in emulating MIT’s proven approach to fostering innovation. Many programs have been modeled on or inspired by the Deshpande Center. They stimulate innovation and move university technologies from the labs to the marketplace.