Today, MIT and the U.S. federal government signed an agreement creating a path for MIT to redevelop 14 acres of federally-owned land in Kendall Square that is now home to the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Under the agreement, MIT will build a new facility to house the...more
MIT today signed an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to redevelop the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, with aims of turning the federally owned 14-acre parcel in Kendall Square into a more vibrant mixed-use site that will benefit MIT’s mission...more
At a community forum on MIT’s new startup accelerator, The Engine, administrators discussed the new enterprise and fielded questions about its formation, components, mission, funding, mentor and equipment access, startup-selection process, and other issues.
The forum, held last night in...more
Cities around the world are redeveloping industrial areas, downtown districts, and exurban office parks with a mix of retail, housing, and the anchors of the new digital economy: startup incubators and co-working spaces. But beyond these basic ingredients, what makes a 21st-century urban...more
Through a unique collaboration among MIT, Google, Boston Properties, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), an open and free-of-charge Wi-Fi network is now available in the Kendall Square area and the Newtowne Court and Washington Elms public housing neighborhoods....more
On Tuesday, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the federal government has made “the initial selection of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the Exchange Partner for the Volpe Project. The next step of the process will be the joint selection of...more
At the recent launch event for The Engine — MIT’s new enterprise that aims to support local startups working on transformative technologies — MIT President L. Rafael Reif and other speakers discussed the numerous benefits the initiative promises for innovation in the region, and for society as a...more
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif.
To the members of the MIT community,
This evening, a few blocks from our campus, MIT will launch something new: an accelerator specially geared to serve new ventures based on...
Today MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.
President Reif made the announcement at an...more
With innovation, there are many truisms, but here are just two. Progress is often made on the nanoscale, and no one company has a monopoly on good ideas in this arena. Karen Gleason has experienced the former and ensures the continuation of the latter. As a professor of chemical engineering, she...more
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