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Entrepreneurship Trends in Solar Energy & the MIT Perspective

Entrepreneurship Trends in Solar Energy & the MIT Perspective

Sep 14, 2010

Shortly after taking office as MIT’s 16th president in late 2004, Dr. Susan Hockfield announced the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) — a major new strategy that could forge a significant part of her legacy. MITEI’s aim is “to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by...

Thermeleon and the Burgeoning Smart Materials Research at MIT

Thermeleon and the Burgeoning Smart Materials Research at MIT

Sep 14, 2010

Visitors to MIT’s hallowed “Infinite Corridor” will now encounter a bold new sight: at the far end of this grand artery in building 8 stands unveiled the gleaming Laboratory for Advanced Materials (LAM). The glittering glass facades offer a glimpse into what will eventually be a shared facility for the processing and characterization of a variety of...

A Nerd for the Ages: Dean Kamen Lights Up MIT’s Better World Conference

A Nerd for the Ages: Dean Kamen Lights Up MIT’s Better World Conference

Jul 6, 2010

The MIT Enterprise Forum hosted the Better World 2010 conference at the Media Lab on April 30th. The conference’s vision, as laid out by executive producers Peter Zak and Patrick Robinson, was to showcase the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to address the world’s great challenges. The spirited gathering brought together some leading players...

The Interplay of Mind, Hand, and City: Investigating Urbanism and Entrepreneurship

The Interplay of Mind, Hand, and City: Investigating Urbanism and Entrepreneurship

May 6, 2010

Entrepreneurship and innovation thrive in intellectual environments where the synergy of great minds, abundant resources and cultural zeal all reinforce the productive faculties of theory and practice, mind and hand.  MIT has an enviable track record of producing world-class research and also contributing to and benefiting from an urban environment amenable to...

An MIT in the Middle East?

An MIT in the Middle East?

Apr 11, 2010

The Launch of the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology. The past couple of years have laid waste to much of the global wealth created during the housing boom. The emirate of Dubai exemplified this wealth, with its opulent man-made islands jutting into the serene turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf. Luxurious hotels were filled to capacity with...