Eric von Hippel Portrait



FREE INNOVATION to be posted here late 2016

(MIT Press – downloads free)


I am a Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and am also a Professor in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. I specialize in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and free innovation. I also develop and teach about practical methods that individuals, open user communities, and firms can apply to improve their innovation development processes.