“The Accidental Entrepreneur” was the theme that Douglas Hart, professor at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, brought to the School of Engineering on January 22, thus beginning the cycle of lectures Thinking Talks ENGINEERING & SOCIETY that will take place throughout 2020.
Douglas P. Hart is an MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He received his BSc degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois, his S.M. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Hart was co-founder of three venture backed biotechnology companies. Hart has a history of successful inventions from within and outside of academia and serves as a technical advisor for numerous companies and professional organizations. He has been involved in the commercial development of technologies ranging from satellite propulsion and unmanned drones to surgical robots.
This first lecture dealt with the theme of entrepreneurship and was supported by the international partnership MIT Portugal, of which Douglas Hart is Co-Director.
With this initiative, the School of Engineering intends to raise the debate around issues that involve Engineering in the daily life of the Society, inviting renowned speakers in various fields.
The next lecture will be released soon.