The Innovation Committee works to improve MIT and broader community by establishing initiatives that increase opportunity, bridge gaps, and help students and community members build a better world.


BetterMIT Innovation Week: FEBRUARY 12-19

The Innovation Committee is hosting MIT’s first annual Innovation Week, a week-long program promoting innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, and action for a better future.  By inviting leaders in technology, science and society to share their ideas through talks and workshops, the Innovation Committee is encouraging students to take a stand and bring their ideas to the world.

BetterMIT Student Life Hackathon: FEBRUARY 17-18

Innovation Week will wrap up with a 24-hour hackathon celebrating student innovation, with a special emphasis on campus living and learning. Judges are leaders in their respective fields, and winning projects will receive support from on-campus funding initiatives such as Mind+Hand+Heart.


Improving Social Spaces on Campus

Much of the Innovation Committee's efforts are spent developing and improving space on campus for the community to meet, collaborate, learn, rest, or be inspired. Goals include retrofitting existing social spaces, redeveloping unused space for students' enjoyment, and traveling to corporate offices and public spaces that serve as inspiration.

Want to get involved? Talk to our Committee Chair Malte Ahrens ( for more information!