What is the IoT (Internet of Things)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next technological revolution and will generate new entrepreneurial opportunities, business models, and solutions to some of the world's toughest challenges.  The IoT is a giant network of connected "things" and people, connecting people to people, people to things, and things to things. The IoT will facilitate better decision making based on the enormous amounts of information and data made available to all of us.

Who is an IoT For Good Entrepreneur?

As the #1 School of Entrepreneurship, Babson leverages it's Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® methodology to teach future leaders how to convert complex challenges into opportunities for social, environmental, and economic value creation. An IoT For Good entrepreneur is any entrepreneurial thinker who leverages and integrates knowledge in technology, business, and/or design to amplify and accelerate social impact solutions to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using the Internet of Things.

How are we developing IoT For Good Entrepreneurs?


The IoT For Good Lab helps to raise awareness and encourages its participants to explore opportunities to create economic and social value simultaneously, using the IoT, to address the UN SDGs.


The IoT For Good Lab facilitates interdisciplinary teams of entrepreneurial thinkers, engineering students, design students, artists, and liberal arts students to envision and experiment with ideas and solutions for generating social value using the IoT, integrative thinking, human-centered design, innovative engineering, and creative business cases.


The IoT For Good Lab provides resources, seed funds, and support to initiate and launch IoT enables social ventures.

Learn More 

Subscribe to email communications from the IoT For Good Lab to stay up to date with the latest news, events, and resources. For more information, contact Jennifer Bailey, Faculty Director, IoT For Good Social Innovation Lab.

IoT For Good Faculty Ambassadors

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Jennifer Bailey, Faculty Director, Babson IOT FOR GOOD Lab,
Asst. Professor of Technology, Information & Operations Management,
Co-PI Verizon IOT Grant

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Ben Linder, Professor of Design and Mechanical Engineering,
 Co-PI Verizon IOT Grant

IoT For Good Changemakers

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Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics       
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Chris Rezendes, Managing Director, IOT Impact Labs

David Block-Schachter, Chief Technology Officer at MBTA    

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Luiza Aguiar, Executive Director of Perkins Solutions

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Ralph Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shot Spotter

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IoT For Good Sponsor

Verizon and Babson have been thinking partners in the space of social innovation for many years. Both have been on a journey to understand how to create economic and social value simultaneously. Both have assets that can be deployed to innovate around IoT and address many, if not most, of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Verizon's Innovation Center in Waltham has unlimited potential to attract the best and the brightest from Boston area schools to leverage Verizon's technology to create and scale solutions that can address such challenges as mitigating food waste; creating a culture of health and wellness; addressing safety and well-being; addressing climate change; creating connected, sustainable, inclusive cities; addressing infrastructure issues; and more.