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Tue, 09/19/2017

The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.

The founding startups will be featured...

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Wed, 06/21/2017

Since January, when MIT and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) finalized an agreement for the redevelopment of the Volpe parcel in Kendall Square, an active effort has been underway to collect input about the future of the 14-acre site. Now, after five months of meetings and the...

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Thu, 04/06/2017

Just months after its launch, MIT’s new startup accelerator The Engine yesterday closed its first investment fund for over $150 million, which will support startups developing breakthrough scientific and technological innovations with potential for societal impact.

With funding secured...

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Thu, 03/30/2017

With famed global affairs and technology writer Thomas Friedman as the keynote speaker, the ninth annual Kendall Square Association (KSA) meeting put a focus on digital globalization, emerging technologies, and navigating today’s uncertain political climate — as well as Kendall Square’s role as...

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Wed, 03/29/2017

Calling attention to the slowing of a metric known as total factor productivity growth and an increasing innovation gap in the euro area, thought leaders in academia, government, risk capital, and industry discussed the need for innovation and entrepreneurship to overcome such challenges during...

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Mon, 02/13/2017

MIT’s new startup accelerator The Engine today named Katie Rae, a veteran tech innovator, entrepreneur, and investor, as its president and CEO and as managing partner of its first investment fund.  
 
“We launched The Engine to offer ‘tough-tech’ innovators working on solutions to...

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Wed, 01/18/2017

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...

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Wed, 01/18/2017

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...

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Fri, 12/02/2016

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...

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Mon, 11/28/2016

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...

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