news topics: Alumni Companies

Virtual-reality system for the elderly wins health care prize

March 3, 2017

Virtual reality is quickly gaining steam in the gaming industry. But an MIT startup is now aiming the technology at a different demographic, putting it to use as a health care tool for the elderly. At last night’s MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations P...

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This MIT Startup’s 3-D Cameras Analyze the Performance & Health of Athletes

January 18, 2017

Even the strongest of people can tweak their backs mid-lift or leave the gym with a newfound limp if they aren't correctly doing their workout routine. Enter Perch, an MIT startup that's developing a system of 3D cameras that tracks workouts and give...

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U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Awards Solstice $800K Grant

October 21, 2016

Yesterday, Solstice Initiative was awarded an $800k grant by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative through the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 2 (SEEDS2) program.

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Optimizing parking in the busiest places

October 17, 2016

by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office Many businesses in the financial, technology, and other industries have used data analytics for years to monitor and maximize profits. But there’s been no such technology for the traditional parking industry — wh...

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Bringing Big Data to Drug Discovery

September 28, 2016

Many biopharmaceutical firms talk about the potential of big data to change the drug discovery process, but a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup co-founded by an MIT Sloan alumnus is doing it—and has completed scientific research studies to prove it. ...

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How Boston’s universities are producing our next generation of entrepreneurs

September 26, 2016

As well as being one of the leading entrepreneurial cities in the United States, Boston is also home to world-class universities. Coincidence? Think again. To find out more about how education in Boston is breeding our next generation entrepreneurs, ...

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Calculating the financial risks of renewable energy

September 15, 2016

For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy projects can be difficult. The issue is volatility: Wind-powered energy production, for instance, changes annually — and even weekly or daily — which creates uncertainty and ...

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Ministry Unveils the Future of Women’s Workwear

September 13, 2016

Our relationship to work has changed radically. We no longer stay in the office for the same 9-to-5 days. We’re always on, connected and moving with purpose, from the post-workout commute, to the big work presentation, to happy hour with friend...

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3D Printing Startup NVBots Nabs Cash & New CEO, Moves Into Metal

August 18, 2016

Boston-based 3D printing startup New Valence Robotics announced it has raised more money from investors and brought in a new CEO to help build the business, while its founding CEO turns his attention to commercializing a new product for the company. ...

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Gliding From Classroom to Market

August 1, 2016

Delivering beer and other beverages to bars in Boston and other cities with old infrastructure — where many storage cellars have no elevator access — can damage workers’ health and businesses’ bottom line. Repeatedly bouncing 160-pound kegs d...

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