2013 Biotech & Standards Conference Moderator: Fiona E. Murray

Fiona E. Murray
David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology; Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Faculty Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

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

After a short time on the faculty of Oxford University’s Said Business School, Murray joined MIT Sloan where she is now Faculty Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.  In this role, Fiona works on the design and delivery of entrepreneurship education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  She teaches the “Innovation Teams” course, which assembles teams of students from across MIT to learn the process of technology commercialization, with a focus on evaluating a technology’s potential for significant commercial and social impact.  She has recently started the REAL course – Regional Entrepreneurial Acceleration Lab – which gives students practical and academic insights into the design and development of entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.

Murray holds a BA and MA in chemistry from Merton College, University of Oxford, and an MS in engineering sciences and a PhD in applied sciences from Harvard University.