IdeaStream 2014

April 11, 2014
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 and is subject to change. 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

                                                        *High Resolution Digital Printing of Particulate Matter: John Hart, Associate Professor,
                                                        Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT                                          

                                                        Rethinking Recommendations: Devavrat Shah, Associate Professor, Department of
                                                        Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT           

                                                        *Ultrasensitive Noninvasive Disease Monitoring Platform: Sangeeta Bhatia, John and
                                                        Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Science and Technology, MIT and Gabe Kwong,
                                                        Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT

                                                        *Ceramic Shape Memory Actuators: Chris Schuh, Professor and Department Head,
                                                        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT and Alan Lai, graduate student,
                                                        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

                                                        *Scalable Photonic Links for Ethernet Systems: Michael Watts, KDD CD Associate
                                                        Professor in Communications and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and
                                                        Computer Science, MIT and Michele Moresco, Postdoctoral Associate, Research
                                                        Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

                                                        Polymeric Inhibitors of Influenza Viruses: Jianzhu Chen, Cottrell Professor of
                                                        Immunology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

                                                        *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

                                                        *eyeMITRA: portable device for retinal imaging: Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor,
                                                        MIT Media Lab and Co-founder eyeMITRA
                                       

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    
  

                                                       Projects with an asterisk are Deshpande projects                                              

                                                       *Nanoporous thin films for water desalination and purification: Jeff Grossman,
                                                       Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT and
                                                       Shreya Dave, Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

                                                       *Drug Delivery System for Treating Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis: 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

                                                      *Getting a better grip on surfaces: Addressable N-heterocylic carbenes: Jeremiah
                                                       Johnson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MIT and Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy, PhD
                                                       Candidate, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                      *Fast flow peptides: Bradley Pentelute, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                      *A Platform for Multi-Material Fabrication: Wojciech Matusik, Esther and Harold E.
                                                      Edgerton Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
                                                      MIT

                                                      *Buccal Delivery of Chemotherapy: Manijeh Goldberg, Program Manager, David H. Koch
                                                      Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

                                                      Leveraging Smart Reagents to Validate Clinical Biomarkers: Daniel Pregibon, co-founder
                                                      and CTO, Firefly BioWorks

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

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM                    Innovation Lunch
                                                     Tables with be hosted by presenters and marked with their name/title of the presentation.
                                                     Pick a table, help yourself to lunch, and be ready for a discussion!

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM                      Closing Keynote
                                                     The New Era of Human 2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities, Hugh Herr,
                                                     Biomechatronics Group Director, and Associate Professor MIT Media Lab
                                                     and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

The 2014 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 at a reduced rate will be available.

The Hyatt has a discounted room rate for IdeaStream attendees. Contact the Hyatt at (888) 421-1442 by March 13, 2014 and reference the “MIT Deshpande Center” to get the special rate or reserve a room online here.


 

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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. Attendees of this invitation-only event make this a must-attend event.

Participants at IdeaStream 2013 included the following organizations:

Access BridgeGap Ventures
Akselos
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Ambri Corporation
Analog Devices
Arnold Strategies, LLC
Audact
Bantam Group
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard-MIT/HST
Catalyst Health Ventures
Celerity Ventures, LLC
Edelman & Associates
ESL Investments
ETA devices
Excel Venture Management
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Google Ventures
Greylock Partners
Harris & Harris Group
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
Health Care Ventures
Hepregen Corporation
Highland Capital Partners
Hillcrest Group Inc.
IBM
ImmuneXcite, Inc.
In-Q-Tel
Intelligent Bio-Systems
Intica Biomedical
ITA
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Kodiak Venture Partners
Lantos Technologies
Lemelson-MIT Program
LG Technology Center of America
Lilliputian Systems
Lockheed Martin
Locu, Inc.
Main Street Partners LLC
Mass Medical Angels
Matrix Partners
MIT Corporate Relations
MIT CSAIL
MIT Depart of Chemistry
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MIT Department of Biological Engineering
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
MIT Department of Chemistry
MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
MIT Department of Mathematics
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
MIT Industrial Liason Program
MIT Lab for Energy and the Environment
MIT Lincoln Labs
MIT Materials Processing Center
MIT Media Lab
MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories
MIT News Office
MIT Office of the General Counsel
MIT Portugal Program
MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics
MIT Resource Development
MIT School of Engineering
MIT Skoltech Initiative
MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Technology Licensing Office
MIT Technology Review
MIT Venture Mentoring Service
MNL Partners
Museum of Science
Myomo
Natura
Nokia
NorthBridge Venture Partners
Northeastern University Center for Research Innovation
NYU-Poly
Point & Click Solutions
Polaris Venture Partners
Procter & Gamble
QD Vision, Inc.
Quanttus
Ripple Biotech LLC
RockPort Capital
Samsung Electronics
Sanofi-Aventis
Scientific American
Shell Technology Ventures
Skoltech
SMART  ( MIT alliance in Singapore)
SolarGrid Storage
SonyaSoft LLC
Sparta Group
SR.One
Star RF
Sycamore Networks
The Dow Chemical Company
Umagination Labs
US Army Rapid Equipping Force
Weybridge Partners
WilmerHale
Z Corporation

IdeaStream 2014 Photo Montage
Watch the video below for a great snapshot of IdeaStream. We hope to see you next year!

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION A

Ultrasensitive Noninvasive Disease Monitoring Platform
Sangeeta Bhatia, Johh and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT and Gabe Kwong, Burroughs Welcome Fund CSAI Fellow, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT

Sensors for Food and Agriculture: Selectivity for Key Markers and the Development of Scalable Manufacture
Tim Swager, John D. MacArthur Professory of Chemistry, MIT and Jan Schnorr, CTO, C2Sense

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION B

Nanoporous thin films for water desalination and purification
Jeff Grossman, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT and Shreya Dave, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Drug Delivery Systen for Treating Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis
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

Fast flow peptides
Bradley Pentelute, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Buccal Delivery of Chemotherapy
Manijeh Goldberg, Program Manager, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Leveraging Smart Reagents to Validate Clinical Biomarkers
Daniel Pregibon, co-founder and CTO, Firefly BioWorks