Support IDE

Seeking real-world solutions

IDE examines the benefits and opportunities from advances in technology and digitization in economies, societies, and lives. Our research and dissemination aim to advance knowledge and help businesses, governments and individuals adapt to a world in transformation.  Our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations.

If you are a company, and interested in joining our Corporate Membership Program, please contact Christie Ko (

If you are an individual or a foundation, and interested in learning more about supporting the IDE, please contact David Verrill (

Download the 2015 Annual Report

2015: A banner year

The IDE experienced a leapfrog year in 2015. Fueled by new and significant individual gifts, foundation grants, and corporate memberships, the Initiative was able to advance all of our programs — including research, events, education, fellowships, and our first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition. In two short years, the IDE has gone from launch to full function — a testament to our mission and the passionate effort of so many people.

We owe sincere appreciation and gratitude for the support of the individuals, corporations and foundations listed here. Together we are ensuring that everyone enjoys the bounty of the Digital Economy.


Ford Foundation 
Hitachi Foundation
Joyce Foundation 
Markle Foundation 
NASDAQ Foundation 
Rockefeller Foundation



Founding Member


Corporate Members

Capgemini Consulting
Dell Services
Huawei Technologies
Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC)
Nomura Research Institute
Northwestern Mutual Life
Philips Lighting
Prudential Insurance
Suruga Bank
Zensar Technologies




Wesley Chan
Steven Denning
Joseph Eastin
Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor
Media 2050
David Morganthaler
Joel Ornstein
Thomson Reuters
Eric & Wendy Schmidt 
Opera Solutions

Collaboration and support are critical to the continued success of IDE

Additional funding will enable our plans for a new wave of faculty hiring, curriculum development, outreach, and fellowships. Our supporters also fuel new cutting-edge research by our faculty and graduate students. To learn how you can join our community of stakeholders and support the mission of IDE, contact: 

David Verrill
Executive Director
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan School of Management
245 First Street, Room E94-1521
Cambridge, MA 02142