Last week, 36 education, policy, and business leaders took part in a program led by the Education Innovation Laboratory in Boston, United States of America. Under the guidance of the world’s best universities, the program’s goal was to promote cooperation between Latvian higher education institutions, entrepreneurs, and policy makers in developing innovation, as well as exploring and discussing examples of cooperation to integrate science-based solutions into business.
During the program, participants received practical advice and case studies of collaboration from some of the world’s top universities – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), its Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), and Harvard University. The universities shared practical examples of how to work with companies, NGOs, and private funders to develop and commercialize innovations.
Three partners are responsible for designing and developing the Education Innovation Laboratory. The Ministry of Education and Science funds the project, Riga Business School, as a structural unit of Riga Technical University, ensures the implementation of the project, and the main strategic partner in these programs is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Education Laboratory MIT J-WEL.