IdeaStream 2012

May 4, 2012
Hyatt Regency, Cambridge

The IdeaStream symposium gathers together the leading minds in innovation and entrepreneurship for an invitation-only event each spring. Top-name venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, and MIT researchers consider this a must-attend event for several reasons:

Sneak peek: See leading edge research that will make an impact in the marketplace in the next 2-4 years, in wide-ranging areas.

People: Meet the thought leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship at this intimate gathering. Each year, we expect a balance of MIT researchers, successful entrepreneurs, and investors.

Idea exchange: Participate in the thought-provoking program with plenty of opportunities for structured and unstructured networking.

Agenda: Included in the symposium is a full day of innovation pitches, discussion groups, and posters.

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Registered Guests Check-in

Networking breakfast & poster preview

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome & Introduction
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
IdeaStream Forum: Session A 
Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle alongside other MIT projects

Projects with an asterisk are Deshpande projects
* uPill - An ultrasound pill for enhanced oral drug delivery: Dan Anderson, Associate Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, MIT and Avi Schroeder, Postdoctoral Fellow, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research 
Advanced Filters and Components for EMI and Power Applications: David Perreault, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
* Nano-engineered Surfaces for Ultra High Power Density Thermal Management: Kripa Varanasi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT 
* On-Chip Diagnostic Device: Geoffrey Beach, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT 
Solving the Problems of Overcrowded Wireless Networks Using Mega MIMO: Hariharan Rahul, Research Affiliate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT
*Sealing incisions with tunable biocompatible glue: Elazer Edelman, Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, MIT and Natalie Artzi, Research Scientist, Health Sciences & Technology, MIT
Enhanced Ultrasound: Matthew Gilbertson, PhD Candidate, School of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
* MEMS for Large Area and Flexible Applications: Vladimir Bulovic, Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT 
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking break with poster session

Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
IdeaStream Forum: Session B
Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle alongside other MIT projects
* Treatment of produced water from shale gas extraction: Gang Chen, Carl Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT and Anurag Bajpayee, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, MIT 
Need-to-Know Wander Notification for Health Care Environments: Dorothy Curtis, Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT
Cervical Mucus Properties Stratify Risk for Preterm Birth: Katharina Ribbeck, Eugene Bell Career Development Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
Distributed Geospatial Collaboration: Andy Vidan, Associate Technology Officer, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT
Synthetic biomarkers for urinary detection of disease: Sangeeta Bhatia, Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, MIT
* Real-Time Component-Based Simulations for Design: Anthony Patera, Professor of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, MIT and David Knezevic, Lecturer, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard
Highly linear, wide-tuning RF receiver chip: Helen Kim, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT
Can You Hear Me Now? The world’s firs intra-aural scanner: Doug Hart, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Director & Founder, Lantos Technologies 
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM 
Innovation Lunch

Tables will be hosted by grant recipients with moderated discussions around applications and market opportunities. 
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM 
Closing Keynote
The Triumphs and Tensions of Technology: Andrew McAfee, Author, and Principal Research Scientist & Associate Director, MIT Sloan School of Management
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Networking and Afternoon Café

The 2012 IdeaStream Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Cambridge just up the river from MIT overlooking Boston.  

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896
Tel: +1 617 492 1234    
Fax: +1 617 491 6906 

Validated parking available for $12 for the day.

Premier Sponsors:


Visionary Sponsors:





Contributing Sponsors:

IdeaStream is not just about ideas, but connections between people. At IdeaStream, MIT faculty, venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs come together to share ideas about new technologies and future opportunities for innovation in the marketplace. Attendees of this invitation-only event are a large part of what makes this a must-attend event. 

Participants in prior years came from the following organizations:
Accel Partners 
Advanced Conductors 
Agilent Technologies 
ARCH Venture Partners 
ATE Enterprises 
Atlas Venture
Avanti Metals Corporation 
Baltimore Sun/Popular Science/MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow 
Bantam Group 
Battery Ventures 
Beam Power Technologies 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
BioBehavioral Diagnostics 
Biogen Idec 
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology 
BioScale, Inc. 
Boston Business Journal 
Boston Globe 
Boston Search Group 
Broad Institute 
Brontes Technologies 
Brookline Venture Partners 
Brown Rudnick LLP (prior Premium Sponsor) 
Cambridge Technology Enterprises/IBCC 
CambridgeLight Partners 
Canaan Partners 
Castile Ventures 
Charles River Ventures 
Choate, Hall & Stewart 
Cisco Systems
Clovis Venture Partners 
Cove Farm Innovations 
Deshpande Foundation 
Dow Jones 
Edelman & Associates 
Evergreen Solar 
Flagship Ventures 
Foliage Software Systems, Inc. 
Full 360 LLC 
Harmony Line 
Harris & Harris (prior Visionary Sponsor) 
Harvard Medical School 
Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics 
Harvard University 
Harvard-MIT Divison of Health Science and Technology 
HealthCare Ventures LLC 
Helicos BioSciences Corporation 
Hewlett-Packard Co. 
Highland Capital Partners
Hitachi Ventures
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 
IDG Ventures 
Intel Capital 
Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. 
Invest in Denmark 
InVivo Therapeutics Corporation 
KMC Partners 
Kodiak Venture Partners (prior Contributing Sponsor) 
Lemelson-MIT program 
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lockheed Martin (prior Visionary Sponsor)
Marton Associates  
Mass Green Energy Fund 
Mass High Tech 
Matrix Partners (prior Visionary Sponsor) 
MIT BioInstrumentation Laboratory 
MIT Biological Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering 
MIT Biomedical Enterprise Program 
MIT Center for eBusiness, MIT Sloan School of Management 
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering 
MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT 
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering 
MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering 
MIT Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
MIT Dept. of Chemical Engineering 
MIT Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering 
MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 
MIT Dept. of Physics 
MIT Dept.of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology 
MIT Edgerton Center 
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge 
MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. 
MIT Entrepreneurship Center 
MIT Entrpreneurship Center 
MIT Health Sciences and Technology 
MIT Idustrial Liason Program 
MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment 
MIT Media Arts and Sciences 
MIT News Technology Review 
MIT Nuclear Science & Enginnering 
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center 
MIT School of Engineering 
MIT Sloan School of Mangement 
MIT Technology Licensing Office 
MIT Technology Review 
MIT Touch Lab 
MIT Corporate Relations 
MIT Industrial Liaison Program 
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C. 
MVM Life Science Partners 
Myomo, Inc. 
N.E. Healthcare Institute 
New Enterprise Associates, Inc.
Norchi and Company 
North Bridge Venture Partners (prior Visionary Sponsor) 
NorthRiver Consulting Group 
Noventra Corporation 
Oxford Bioscience Partners 
Pall Corporation 
Patagonia (prior Contributing Sponsor)
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 
Pervasis Therapeutics 
Pfizer Research Technology Center 
Pilot House Ventures 
Polaris Venture Partners (prior Visionary Sponsor) 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Prism Venture Partners 
Product DynamiX 
Product Genesis 
QD Vision 
Quantum Insight 
Radiant Acoustics 
RCT BioVentures 
Rockport Capital Partners
SAS Investors 
Sevin Rosen Funds 
Silicon Valley Bank 
SMART Centre
Sparta Group LLC 
Still River Funds 
Sycamore Networks 
Technology Review 
Teijin America, Inc. 
Toyota Tsusho 
Umagination Labs 
University of Southern California 
UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund 
US Army Natick Labs 
Venrock Associates 
VentureTech Alliance 
Vertica Systems, Inc. 
VIMAC Ventures 
Weybridge Partners 
Windham Venture Partners
WMR Biomedical 
Xtellus Inc. 


Registration for IdeaStream 2012 is now closed.