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
Between now and September, MIT will roll out the Access MIT pass, one of several new commuter benefits for Cambridge campus faculty and staff. The new benefits include free, unlimited subway and local bus usage, and increased subsidies for parking at MBTA stations and commuter rail tickets. The...more
In the next few years, visitors to Kendall Square — already considered home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of innovative companies — will find a new and revitalized streetscape, featuring a whirlwind of daytime and evening opportunities for dining, shopping, living, and recreation...more
“Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a physicist!” The cry by Leonard “Bones” McCoy of the original "Star Trek" television series became code for “that’s not in my job description.” A prognosticator of many future technologies and social issues, the show’s portrayal of professional roles remained...more
Below is the text of a letter sent Friday by MIT President L. Rafael Reif to the chairmen of three congressional committees in response to a request of the 56 U.S. colleges and universities with endowments of more than $1 billion. (Read the full explanation of MIT's endowment here.)...more
The eighth annual Kendall Square Association (KSA) meeting took a reflective tone this year, showcasing how academic and industry collaborations have transformed MIT’s abutting district, Kendall Square, from an industrial wasteland into an innovation hub — and how future collaborations will...more
MIT Professional Education has announced a new Professional Certificate in Innovation and Technology. The certificate will offer insights from leading minds at MIT on different approaches to innovation.
This new credential is designed for working professionals across a wide variety of...more