Champion Committee

Fiona Murray

Associate Dean for Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management


Professor Fiona Murray is the Associate Dean for Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Co-Director of MIT Innovation Initiative, William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship, Faculty Director Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and Faculty Director Legatum Center.

Her research interests focus on entrepreneurship, the commercialization of science, women in entrepreneurship and the economics of innovation. She has done extensive work with entrepreneurs, governments, large corporations and philanthropists designing and evaluating the policies and programs that shape vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems: prizes competitions, accelerators, patent licensing rules and proof of concept funding programs.

Murray received her MA ‘90 from the University of Oxford in Chemistry. She earned a PhD ’96 from Harvard University in Applied Sciences. She serves on the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology in the United Kingdom.

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