In April 2017, MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart appointed Ian A. Waitz as vice chancellor. The former dean of engineering has been in his new post since July, and is responsible for leading and integrating the offices of undergraduate and graduate education. His early priorities include...more
It’s been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet.” But from Oct. 10 to 15 Kendall Square will mark a new milestone, when it becomes a veritable innovation playground, as part of the third annual HUBweek celebration of creativity across Greater Boston. MIT’s neighborhood will host...more
In the 12 years since John Durant took the helm at the MIT Museum, he has opened up the ground floor to gain street-level visibility, launched the Cambridge Science Festival, and grown attendance from around 50,000 to nearly 150,000 visitors a year.
Now, as he makes plans for a new,...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...
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