New Executive Thinking Social-Impact Technology Projects

Photo showing a path with irrigation hoses in the middle of a farm in Brazil.

In this course Aline Pezente applied blockchain technologies, AI, and analytics to improve small farming in her native Brazil. Image of a farm in Tietê, São Paulo, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Scott Ogle on Flickr. License: CC BY.)


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Fall 2017 - Spring 2018



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This customized independent study course puts Sloan Fellows MBA students into direct contact with innovators tackling global needs in education, healthcare, and energy/environment. Co-designed projects address low-income markets in the U.S. or globally, focusing on the application of new ideas and technology rooted in MIT innovations or the Boston ecosystem. Every project aims to develop better ways for the right innovations to reach scale, sustainability, and quality, thereby improving lives and uncovering opportunities in underserved markets.

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Anjali Sastry. 15.960 New Executive Thinking Social-Impact Technology Projects. Fall 2017 - Spring 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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