IdeaStream 2013

April 5, 2013
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.

This is a tentaitve agenda. Please check back often for updates and additional speakers.

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

                                                       * Ensemble-based Processing of Noisy Images: Dennis McLaughlin King Bhumipol Professor
                                                       of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT and Rafal Wojcik, Research Scientist, Department
                                                       of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

                                                       Subsurface Sensing and Navigation Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Byron Stanley,
                                                       Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

                                                       * Buccal Delivery of Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer: Manijeh Goldberg, Technical
                                                       Associate, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

                                                       Magnetic Separation Method for Oil Spill Cleanup: Markus Zahn, T. and G. Perkins
                                                       Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director VI-A Intern Program, Department of Electrical
                                                       Engineering, MIT

                                                       Mutltimaterial functional fibers: Yoel Fink, Professor, Research Laboratory of Electronics,
                                                       MIT and Guillaume Lestoquoy, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and
                                                       Computer Science, MIT

                                                       * Drug Delivery System for Treating Oestroarthritis: Alan Grodzinsky, Professor of
                                                       Mechanical, Electrical, and Biological Engineering, MIT and Director MIT Center for
                                                       Biomedical Engineering and Ambika G. Bajpayee, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering,
                                                       MIT

                                                       *Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for Cataract Surgery: Paula Hammond,
                                                       David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT and
                                                       Kenneth Mandell, MIT Affiliate

                                                       Programmable Matter: Daniela Rus, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
                                                       Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL),
                                                       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

                                                       * Stable Carbenes As General Surface Anchors: Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor of
                                                       Chemistry, MIT and Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                       Enabling Cost-Effective Security for Applications and Devices with a Powerful, Self-
                                                       Contained, Seamless, Crypto Solution: Roger Khazan, Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
                                                       and Daniil Utin, Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

                                                       Mucin biopolymers for antimicrobial materials and coatings: Katharina Ribbeck, Eugene Bell
                                                       Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

                                                       * Enabling Big Computation on Big Data for Business Analysts and Scientists: Alan
                                                       Edelman, Professor of Mathematics, MIT          

                                                       Singlet exciton fission: Marc Baldo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
                                                       Science, MIT, Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, and Director
                                                       of the Center for Excitonics, MIT

                                                       * RetiCue: Portable Device for Retinal Imaging: Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT
                                                       Media Lab and Co-founder EyeNetra

                                                       * Sensors for Food and Agriculture: Selectivity for Key Markers and the Development of
                                                       Scalable Manufacture:
Tim Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, MIT and Jan
                                                       Schnorr, Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                       From An Idea to A Company: The Liquid Metal Battery Story: David Bradwell, Chief
                                                       Technolgy Officer, Founder, and SVP Commercialization, AMBRI, Inc.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM                    Networking break with poster session 
                                                       Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

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
                                                       Why Does it Matter and Where Are We Going? Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel
                                                       Venture Management; Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM                        Networking and Afternoon Café

 

The 2013 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

Maps and directions available here.

Validated parking will be available.

The Hyatt has a discounted room rate for IdeaStream attendees. Contact the Hyatt at (888) 421-1442 by March 7, 2013 and reference the “MIT Deshpande Center” to get the special rate or reserve a room online here.

Premier Sponsors:

Brown Rudnick Logo                    MIT Skoltech Logo           

 

SMART Logo                        

 

Visionary Sponsors:

Harris + Harris Group                              Lightspeed Venture Partners Logo

 

Lockheed Logo                            Matrix Logo                

 

North Bridge Logo

            

Contributing Sponsors:

Kodiak Venture Partners Logo

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:
 
A123Systems 
Accel Partners 
Accenture 
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 
CardioFocus 
Castile Ventures 
Charles River Ventures 
Choate, Hall & Stewart 
Cisco Systems
Clovis Venture Partners 
CommerceNet 
Cove Farm Innovations 
Deloitte 
Deshpande Foundation 
Dow Jones 
Edelman & Associates 
Empirix 
Energizer-Schick 
ETS. ELIE D. CHAMMAS & CO. 
Evergreen Solar 
Flagship Ventures 
Foliage Software Systems, Inc. 
Full 360 LLC 
Greylock 
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 
Havanet 
HealthCare Ventures LLC 
Helicos BioSciences Corporation 
Hewlett-Packard Co. 
Highland Capital Partners
Hitachi Ventures
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners 
IDEO 
IDG Ventures 
IGNITE! 
In-Q-Tel 
Intel Capital 
Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. 
Invest in Denmark 
InVivo Therapeutics Corporation 
iRobot 
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) 
Millipore 
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 EECS 
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 
OPUSTek 
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 
Qualcomm
Radiant Acoustics 
RCT BioVentures 
Rockport Capital Partners
SAS Investors 
Sentient 
Sevin Rosen Funds 
Silicon Valley Bank 
SMART Centre
Sparta Group LLC 
Still River Funds 
Sycamore Networks 
Technology Review 
Teijin America, Inc. 
Terrafugia 
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 
WBUR 
Weybridge Partners 
Windham Venture Partners
WMR Biomedical 
Xconomy
Xtellus Inc. 
 

Registration for IdeaStream 2013 is now closed.

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION A

Buccal Delivery of Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer
Manijeh Goldberg, Technical Associate, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

Magnetic Separation Method for Oil Spill Cleanup
Markus Zahn, T. and G. Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director VI-A Intern Program, Department of Electrical Engineering, MIT

Multimaterial functional fibers
Guillaume Lestoquoy, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and Yoel Fink, Professor, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

Drug Delivery System for Treating Osteoarthritis
Ambika G. Bajpayee, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, MIT and Alan Grodzinsky, Professor of Mechanical, Electrical, and Biological Engineering, MIT and Director MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION B

Stable Carbenes as General Surface Anchors
Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, MIT and Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MIT

Enabling Big Computation on Big Data for Business Analysts and Scientists
Alan Edelman, Professor of Mathematics, MIT

Singlet exciton fission
Marc Baldo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, and the Director of the Center for Excitonics, MIT

Sensors for Food and Agriculture: Selectivity for Key Markers and the Development of Scalable Manufacture
Jan Schnorr, Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, MIT and Tim Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, MIT

From an Idea to a Company: The Liquid Metal Battery Story
David Bradwell, Chief Technology Officer, Founder, and SVP Commercialization, AMBRI, Inc.