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Slice of MIT profiles David Heller, co-founder of C16 Biosciences and producer of an environmentally friendly palm oil substitute.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap and MIT spinoff Overjet have been listed among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
Spinoff Vecna Technologies uses a wide range of robotic and digital technologies to help solve a variety of issues in healthcare.
Media Lab spinoff E Ink’s new generation of color displays were introduced at CES 2023.
Media Lab spinoff Metaplane, co-founded by alum Kevin Hu, recently closed an $8.4 million seed funding round.
Looking beyond smart cities
Alumni Nan-Wei Gong and Anirudh Sharma will deliver the 2022 C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture at Elon University.
C16 Biosciences, whose founders met in the Media Lab's Revolutionary Ventures course, is producing a substitute for palm oil.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Media Lab spinoff Butlr, co-founded by Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng, raises $20 million in a Series A funding round.
Media Lab spinoff Brelyon has raised $15 million in Series A financing to accelerate development of headset-free immersive displays.
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., choice of words,…
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Hasier Larrea, an alum of the City Science research group, talks about the research that led him to co-found spinoff Ori.
Designing for, with, and by nature
On a recent episode of The Human Founder podcast with Gali Bloch Liran, Media Lab alum Natan Linder recounts his path to MIT.
Ayah Bdeir on her journey from Lebanon to MIT Media Lab, and why she started littleBits.
Alum Natan Linder talks about spinoff Tulip Interfaces, which he co-founded with fellow alum Rony Kubat and Professor Pattie Maes.
Volta Labs, co-founded by alumni Udayan Umapathi and Will Langford, has announced a $20 million Series A funding round.
Explore a few of the clean tech startups begun by MIT researchers and alumni, including Media Lab spinoffs Graviky Labs and Stable Auto.
Spinoff OPT Industries is scaling up production of novel metamaterials, such as swabs for Covid-19 testing.
Spinoff Akasha Imaging was co-founded by Kartik Venkataraman, Camera Culture head Ramesh Raskar, and alum Achuta Kadambi. Read more here.
Spinoff E Ink’s Edzer Huitema + Ian French describe the technical challenges of creating full-color e-paper displays suitable for consumers.
The MIT Startup Exchange hosts events + arranges introductions that can lead to opportunities for emerging companies like ML spinoff Tulip.
MIT EECS student and Mitchell Scholar hopes to play music in Dublin while working on his MS in intelligent systems.
The MIT spinout has been releasing iconic video games for more than 25 years.
Alum Hasier Larrea talks about how Ori, the Media Lab spinoff he co-founded, is approaching two of the real estate industry's challenges.
The 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list honors "bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade" + includes a few Media Labbers.
Jamie Schiel and Rohan Puri, who met in the Camera Culture group, talk to MIT Startup Exchange about their startup, Stable Auto.
Butlr's people-sensing platform uses body heat to provide actionable spatial insights for the built environment.
Spinoff Culture Biosciences, co-founded by Mediated Matter alum Will Patrick, recently raised $80 million in Series B funding.
Spinoff DeepCure, co-founded by Molecular Machines head Joe Jacobson and alumni Kfir Schreiber and Thrasyvoulos Karydis, raised $40 million
Spinoff Volta Labs was co-founded by Media Lab alum Udayan Umapathi and Center for Bits and Atoms alum Will Langford.
Wise Systems has grown from an MIT class project to a company helping multinationals improve last-mile logistics.
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
Read about spinoff Sourcemap, a company helping multinationals gain unprecedented insights into their supply chains.
The 2021 event, held in Kresge Auditorium and streamed live, was an unmistakable sign that MIT’s campus is up and running.
Congratulations to the team at Media Lab spinoff Ginger, which is merging with Headspace!
Read the MIT Startup Exchange profile of Media Lab spinoff OpenSpace.
Spinoff Tulip, an E14 Fund company founded by alumni Natan Linder and Rony Kubat, has received a new round of investment financing.
Spinoff Elroy Air, an E14 Fund company founded by alum David Merrill and Clint Cope, has announced a $40 million Series A funding round.
Forbes highlights spinoff Figur8 and its most recent funding round, which raised $12 million.
Fluid Interfaces alum Beerud Sheth talks to Bloomberg Businessweek about his conversational messaging platform, Gupshup.
Pangaia is the first fashion label to print graphics using ink made out of toxic air pollution.
Read about a collaboration between Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs and materials science company Pangaia, both founded by Media Lab alums.
Dr. Jifei Ou, who received his PhD and graduated from the Tangible Media group in 2019, started a company called OPT Industries, Inc.,…
MIT spinout OPT Industries uses novel additive manufacturing systems to create intricately-designed products.
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
A variety of companies with MIT ties are working to address aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.
“First and foremost we’re a community-builder,” says Habib Haddad, a managing partner of the venture fund.
1,000 clear plastic tiles assembled into a 10-by-12-foot circular installation with a heart-shaped cutout in the middle
Smart furniture transforms spaces in tiny apartments into bedrooms, work spaces, or closets.
We demonstrate how the CityHome, which has a very small footprint, can function as an apartment two to three times that size. This is achie…