The Rafael del Pino Foundation is organising the Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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  • Start of the course - 10/06/2024

  • Completion of the course 13/06/2024

  • Duration - 4 days

  • Language - English

  • Admission - By invitation

  • Certificate - Including

If you wish to participate in the "Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme". or you need additional information, please contact Carlota Taboada (Academic Coordinator of the Programme) via email, by clicking on the following button.

Programme description

The aim of this programme is to analyse the latest developments in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship from a multi-sectoral perspective. The programme has the collaboration of the MIT Sloan School of Management, is directed by MIT professors Mercedes Delgado and Emilio Castilla, and has the participation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Academic Direction of the Programme

  • Mercedes Delgado

    Mercedes is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and Researcher at MIT. She teaches strategy and entrepreneurship courses at the Master's and executive levels. Delgado's research examines the role of regional industry clusters-geographic concentrations of related industries, firms, and supporting institutions-in job creation, innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusivity, and resilience. Delgado has developed new methods for defining and mapping industry clusters and the supply chain economy. This work provides tools to help firms, practitioners, and policymakers design innovation strategies. In recent work, she explores the organisational and locational drivers of the inventor gender gap, developing frameworks and metrics to support inclusion. Delgado's work has been published in top economic, policy, and strategy journals. She has received several prestigious fellowships and research grants, including a graduate fellowship from Fundación Rafael del Pino and a recent National Science Foundation grant on Mapping the Inventor Gender Gap. She served as a lead researcher on the US Cluster Mapping Project: Mapping a Nation of Regional Clusters. Delgado has engaged with hundreds of startups and serves as a mentor at AcexHealth (health accelerator of Andalucía). Delgado holds an MA in Economics from Northwestern University and a PhD in Business Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Business School and the National Bureau of Economic Research's Innovation Policy and the Economy Group.

  • Emilio Castilla

    Emilio is the NTU Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Castilla joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2005, after being a faculty member in the Management Department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the co-director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, as well as a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School. In the recent past, he was also head of the Work and Organizations Studies Group. He received his post-graduate degree in Business Analysis from the Lancaster University Management School (UK) and his PhD and MA in Sociology from Stanford University. Professor Castilla studies how social and organizational processes influence key employment outcomes over time. He tackles his research questions by examining different empirical settings with longitudinal datasets, both at the individual and company levels. His focus is on the recruitment, hiring, compensation, compensation, development, and job mobility of employees within and across organisations, as well as on the impact of social relations on performance and innovation. His work has been published in top academic journals and edited volumes, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, American Journal of Sociology, and American Sociological Review. He has also written a book on the use of longitudinal methods in social science research (Elsevier/Academic Press). Professor Castilla has taught in various degree programs at MIT Sloan, the Wharton School, and a number of other international universities. His teaching interests include Strategies for People Analytics, Strategic Human Resource Management, Leading Effective Organizations, Talent Management, Building Successful Careers, and Organizational Behavior. In addition to teaching full-time MBA and executive courses, he has taught several PhD-level seminars.

Academic Coordination of the Programme

Carlota Taboada

Director of Research Programmes, Virtual Campus and International Training Programmes at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

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