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Watch a recent lecture about the Foundation, given at the Legatum Center
March 17, 2010

Video is now available from a recent lecture Julia Novy-Hildesley, executive director of The Lemelson Foundation, gave at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Focusing on the role of technology and innovation in driving prosperity in society, Julia spent about 60 minutes sharing stories and taking questions about some of the work The Foundation does in the U.S. and in developing countries through partners like the Lemelson-MIT Program, The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Recognition and Mentoring Programs in developing countries, and SELCO India.

The lecture, which took place March 1 at MIT, was open to the public free of charge.

About The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship was founded on the belief that economic progress and good governance in low-income countries emerge from entrepreneurship and innovations that empower ordinary citizens.

The Center was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 through a structured gift of $50 million from Legatum, a global investment firm.

The Center administers programs and convenes events that promote and shape discourse on bottom-up development. Led by Iqbal Z. Quadir, founder of Grameenphone and Emergence BioEnergy, the Center runs a highly competitive fellowship program for MIT graduate students who intend to launch enterprises in low-income countries. In addition, the Center convenes an annual conference, hosts lectures, and supports teams of enterprising men and women at MIT who are passionate about starting viable businesses in the developing world. For more information about the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, visit: