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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • SP.723 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Special Programs 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Susan Murcott 
  • Course Introduction:

  • SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    This course features a gallery of student projects, which were deployed in various communities during the summer of 2007. It also contains a full set of class discussion notes.

    Course Description

    Third in the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab III focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end. Course includes an on-line forum discussion board, student-led case studies and a final proposal or business plan for realizing your dream innovation.

    Special Features

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .rm.


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