Innovator Diversity Pilots Initiative

Rigorous research to advance inclusion in innovation


We are a group of researchers that works with firms and others to advance diversity and inclusion in innovation by coupling our understanding of institutional details and dynamics associated with patenting, law firm advancement, and innovation processes with econometric and social science approach. 

Our research draws upon our experience with methods such as surveying, rigorous piloting using experimental (randomized) or quasi-experimental methods, and observational analyses and our expertise in topics ranging from mentoring to inequality in innovation to inclusive government policy. Our DPI blog disseminates and elevates research findings on what works in diversity in innovation.

Watch this space for more blog posts from the Initiative, many of which will draw from last fall’s inaugural Innovator Diversity Pilots Conference, cosponsored by the organizations shown below. (slides and videos available here, PatentlyO preview, Law360 Recap)