Welcome! I am the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an Assistant Professor in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group. I am also an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Oxford.

My research primarily focuses on trying to develop a better understanding of how to drive and accelerate innovation that protects environmental systems and human welfare, such as clean energy innovation. I’m also interested more generally in understanding how to foster innovation that impacts social progress.

I will be teaching Innovation Strategy (15.910) in Spring 2020.

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Email: jpless@mit.edu