Joseff Kolman | 2015 | Interns

Joseff Kolman (’17)

Savannah, GA

Dana Mead Intern

Political Science and Physics Major

MIT Washington DC Office

This past summer I worked on science policy at MIT's Washington Office. A large portion of my time was spent attending meetings and briefings on topics ranging from broadband access and patent rights to advanced manufacturing and power plant regulations from DC's science policy community. Going to these events provided me a great opportunity to become further acquainted with currently salient issues.

My main project, however, dealt with innovation in America. Within the current process of technology commercialization, investors generally favor digital innovations to the potentially 'game-changing' ideas which take some additional time to develop. I had the opportunity to write a 15-page memo describing the different models of stakeholder integration around the world which help reduce that developmental time for technologies to go from 'idea to investment to impact'.