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
In response to a broad range of questions and suggestions raised at the Institute’s Sept. 8, 2015, City of Cambridge Planning Board hearing, MIT returned to the board on Jan. 5 to provide an updated presentation for its proposed Kendall Square Initiative.
In its presentation, MIT...more
In the MIT Media Lab on Thursday afternoon, a crowd gathered around PhD student Sang Won Leigh, who controlled a “writing” drone remotely with an inkless pen. Whatever lines Leigh (and excited volunteers) traced on a desk, the quadrocopter would duplicate with an attached black marker on a...more
Two and a half years after the Cambridge City Council approved new zoning for MIT’s properties in the East Campus/Kendall Square area, the Institute has formally advanced its Kendall Square Initiative development proposal to the Cambridge Planning Board.
At a four-hour hearing last night...more
Following recent community meetings to provide the campus and broader Cambridge communities with an update on MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative, the Institute has triggered the next phase of the review process by filing its Project Review and Planned Unit Development special permit applications...more
Philips has announced an alliance with MIT, for an initial term of five years and $25 million, that will ultimately support MIT research in the company’s core areas of health care and lighting solutions technology, which will be conducted in collaboration with Philips Research.
Kendall Square in the 1970s was a mass of old factories, abandoned buildings, vacant lots, and chain-link fences, says Institute Professor Phillip Sharp, “and if you were wise, you didn’t walk around by yourself at 10 o’clock at night.”
But now this East Cambridge neighborhood is an...more
Nearly 200 people attended two community meetings yesterday on MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative. These meetings were a follow-up to an April update to the MIT community from Provost Martin Schmidt, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz regarding plans...more
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart, Provost Martin Schmidt, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz
To the members of the MIT community,
We write to tell you about exciting developments in MIT's Kendall...more