IdeaStream 2015

April 8, 2015
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 – 10:05 AM                      IdeaStream Forum: Session A
                                                        Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle

                                                        GaN High Efficiency Transmitters for Wireless Communication: Tomas Palacios,
                                                        Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mihai Sanduleanu,
                                                        Masdar Institute

                                                        Drug-eluting Platform Device to Locally Treat Pancreatic Cancer: Elazer Edelman,
                                                        Health Sciences and Technology Program, MIT with Laura Indolfi, Research Affiliate,
                                                        Institute for Medical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

                                                        High Efficiency Carbon Dioxide Capture: T. Alan Hatton, Department of Chemical
                                                        Engineering, MIT with Aly El-Tayeb, Gradute Student, School of Engineering, MIT

                                                        Fluorinated Non-Stick Coatings for High Performance Electrodes: Yogesh
                                                        Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, MIT with Sterling Chu, Graduate Student,
                                                        School of Science, MIT

                                                        Novel Module Configurations for High Efficiency Membrane Distillation: John
                                                        Lienhard, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water & Food Security Lab, MIT and Hasan Arafat,
                                                        Masdar Institute with Jaichander Swaminathan, Graduate Student, School of
                                                        Engineering, MIT

                                                        Transparent Displays Enabled by Wavelength-Selective Light Scattering: Marin
                                                        Sojacic, Department of Physics, MIT

                                                        Scalable Photonic Links for Ethernet Systems: Michael Watts, Department of
                                                        Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Ben Moss, Postdoctoral
                                                        Associate, Photonic Microsystems Group, MIT

                                                        Nanoporous Thin Films for Water Desalination and Purification: Jeffrey Grossman,
                                                        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT with Shreya Dave, PhD Candidate
                                                        Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

                                                        Exceedingly Small Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as T1 MRI Constrast Agents:
                                                        Moungi Bawendi, Department of Chemistry

                                                            
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM                    Networking break with poster session
                                                        Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

10:50 AM – 12:10 PM                     IdeaStream Forum: Session B
                                                        Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle

                                                        Shape Memory Actuators: Chris Schuh, Department of Materials Science and
                                                        Engineering, MIT with Alan Lai, Graduate Student, School of Engineering, MIT

                                                        Low Cost Rapid Algal Bloom Sensing Device: Anuradha Agarwal, Materials
                                                        Processing Center, MIT and Prashanth Marpu, Masdar Institute                     

                                                        An Inflammation Responsive Platform for Controlled Drug Delivery:
                                                        Jeffrey Karp, Heath Sciences and Technology Program, MIT and Martha Gray,
                                                        Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

                                                       Wastewater Treatment: Integration of Electro-technologies and Nanowire Filtration:
                                                      
Jing Kong, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and Shadi
                                                       Hasan, Masdar Insitute with Wenjing Fang, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering and
                                                       Computer Science, MIT

                                                       Globally Optimal Engineering System Design: Marc Baldo, Department of Electrical
                                                       Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Paul Azunre, Postdoctoral Associate,
                                                       Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

                                                       Fast Flow Peptides: Bradley Pentelute, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                       Waterproof & Smart Fabrics Using Symmetry-Breaking Surfaces: Kripa Varnasi,
                                                       Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

                                                       Ultrasensitive Noninvasive Disease Monitoring Platform: Sangeeta Bhatia, Health
                                                       Sciences and Technology Program, MIT

                                                       Covert and Robust Micron-Scale Tags for Anti-Counterfeiting: Patrick Doyle, Department
                                                       of Chemical Engieering, MIT with Paul Bisso, Graduate Student, School of Engineering,
                                                       MIT

12:10 PM – 12:55 PM                    Networking break with poster session
                                                       Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

12:55 PM – 1:55 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!

1:55 PM2:15 PM                        From A Lab Discovery to An Immunotherapy for Cancer: Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, co-founder
                                                       and Chief Scientific Officer of Deshpande spinout, ImmuneXcite

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM                        Closing Keynote: Akamai - created from MIT technology, and where the cloud is headed
                                                      
Tom Leighton, Professor, Department of Mathematics, MIT and CEO and co-founder,
                                                       Akamai Technologies
                                                   

The 2015 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 of $207 per night for IdeaStream attendees. Contact the Hyatt at (888) 421-1442 by March 10, 2015 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 2014 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 Keynote

Akamai - Created from MIT Technology, and Where the Cloud is Headed
Tom Leighton, Professor, Department of Mathematics, MIT and CEO and co-founder, Akamai Technologies

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION A

High Efficiency Carbon Dioxide Capture
T. Alan Hatton, Ralph Landau Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Director, David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT with Aly Eltayeb, PhD Candidate, School of Engineering, MIT

Novel Module Configurations for High Efficiency Membrane Distillation
John Lienhard, Director, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water & Food Security Lab, MIT and Hasan Arafat, Masdar Institute with Jaichandar Swaminathan, Graduate Student, School of Engineering, MIT

Scalable Photonic Links for Ethernet Systems
Michael Watts, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Ben Moss, Postdoctoral Associate, Photonic Microsystems Group, MIT

Nanoporous Thin Films for Water Desalination and Purification
Jeffrey Grossman, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT with Shreya Dave, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION B

Low Cost Rapid Algal Bloom Sensing Device
Anuradha Agarwal, Principal Research Scientist, Materials Processing Center, MIT and Prashanth Marpu, Masdar Institute

An Inflammation Responsive Platform for Controlled Drug Delivery
Jeffrey Karp, Affiliated Faculty, Health Sciences and Technology Program, MIT and Martha Gray, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Wastewater Treatment Using Novel Integrated Technology Based on Bio-Electrochemical and Nanowire Filtration
Jing Kong, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and Shadi Hasan, Masdar Institute with Wenjng Fang, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Globally Optimal Engineering System Design
Marc Baldo, Professor and Associate Director, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Paul Azunre, Postgraduate Researcher, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

Smartphone-Readable, Robust Microbarcodes for Anti-Counterfeiting
Patrick Doyle, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT with Paul Bisso, PhD Candidate, School of Engineering, MIT

From a Lab to An Immunotherapy for Cancer
Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Deshpande spinout, ImmuneXcite