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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1 Coffee Pot, Many Disciplines: Why Space Matters

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The Allen Curve, a theory developed by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Tom Allen in the 1970's, asserts that the physical distance between individuals directly affects their levels of collaboration. This belief has begun to revolutionize space planning around the world -- especially the institution where the theory was developed. Whether it is open office space, specially designed labs connecting typically bifurcated groups, or the consolidation and co-location of related but fragmented activities and programs, MIT is taking a revolutionary approach to driving innovation and entrepreneurship through the creation of workspaces that promote and enhance collaboration.
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Bill Aulet

Managing Dir, Martin Trust Center for MIT EntrepreneurshipMIT
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Sanjay Sarma

Professor of Mechanical EngineeringMITSanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom

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