3086x_new_608x211As a part of their activities marking the second anniversary of the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative, the White House has cited the upcoming MITx massive open online course (MOOC) 3.086x Innovation and Commercialization as a key resource for bringing innovation to market more effectively.   The White House noted the course in a Fact Sheet and blog post from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
From the OSTP Fact Sheet (PDF):

MIT Launching MOOC on Innovation and Commercialization of Materials Technologies

MIT is launching a new free, online course focusing on innovation and commercialization in material science. The course shows how focusing on finding the right problem and considering innovation and commercialization issues early on can enhance innovative outcomes and productivity—keys to achieving MGI’s goal of accelerating the time to market for new materials.