IdeaStream 2016

April 15, 2016
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 – 8:30 AM                        Welcome & Introduction

8:30 AM – 9:35 AM                        IdeaStream Forum: Session A
                                                        Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle

                                                        A Multiplex, Nanosensor Platform for the Real Time Monitoring of Food and Water-Borne
                                                        Contaminants: Michael Strano, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT and
                                                        Anthony Sinskey, Professor, Department of Biology, MIT

                                                       Transparency-Switching Materials for Reactive Sun Tracking: CPV for the roof-top market:
                                                       Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
                                                       MIT, and Matteo Chiesa, Associate Professor, Masdar Institute with Harry Apostoleris, Research
                                                       Engineer, Masdar Institute

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

                                                       Integrated Optical Sensors for Fault Detection in Smart Distribution Systems: James Kirtley,
                                                       Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Mahmoud
                                                       Rasras, Associate Professor, Microsystems Engineering Program, Masdar Institute, Hatem
                                                       Zeineldin, Assistant Professor, Masdar Institute, with Matt Angle, Postdoctoral Associate,
                                                       Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

                                                       Platform Device for Non-Invasive Gastrointestinal Disease Monitoring: Timothy Lu, Associate
                                                       Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Mark Mimee
                                                       PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, MIT

                                                       Handling Assembly of Ultra-thin Silicon Membranes: Henry Smith, Professor Emeritus,
                                                       Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Paulo Lozano, Associate
                                                       Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT with Corey Fucetola, Research
                                                       Scientist, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

                                                       Color and Motion Magnification: Fredo Durand, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
                                                       and Computer Science, MIT and William Freeman, Professor, Department of Electrical
                                                       Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Neal Wadhwa, Postdoctoral Associate, Computer
                                                       Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

                                                       
9:35 AM – 10:05 AM                      Networking break with poster session
                                                        Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

10:05 AM – 11:00 AM                    IdeaStream Forum: Session B
                                                       Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle

                                                       The Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment (NODE): Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor,
                                                       Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT with Karl Gantner, Masters Student, Sloan
                                                       School of Management and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

                                                       Exceedingly Small Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as T1 MRI Contrast Agents: Moungi Bawendi,
                                                       Lester Wolfe Professorship in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                       Transparent Displays Enabled by Wavelegth-Selective Light Scattering: Marin Soljacic,
                                                       Professor, Department of Physics, MIT

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

                                                       Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Small Molecules that Modulate the c-Myc Oncoprotein:
                                                       Angela Koehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

                                                       Effective PTSD Drug Therapy: Ki Goosens, Assistant Professor, Department of Brain and
                                                       Cognitive Sciences, MIT


11:00 AM – 11:40 AM                    Networking break with poster session
                                                       Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

11:40 AM – 12:45 PM                    IdeaStream Forum: Session C
                                                       Presentations by Deshpande grantees at different points in their lifecycle

                                                       Electrochromic Metal Organic Frameworks for Smart Windows: Mircea Dinca,
                                                       Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Clara Dimas, Assistant
                                                       Professor, Masdar Institute, and Farrukh Ahmad, Research Staff, Masdar Institute
                                                       with Khalid Al Kaabi, PhD Candidate, School of Science, 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 Jaichander Swaminathan, PhD Candidate,
                                                       Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

                                                       Electrochemically-Mediated Carbon Dioxide Capture: T. Alan Hatton, Ralph Landau
                                                       Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Director, David H. Koch School
                                                       of Chemical Engieering Practice, MIT with Ryan Shaw, PhD Candidate, Department
                                                       of Chemical Engineering, MIT

                                                       Novel Approaches to Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Stephen Buchwald, Camille Dreyfus
                                                       Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Bradley Pentelute, Pfizer-Laubach
                                                       Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT, with Timothy
                                                       Senter, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, MIT

                                                       Robust Membranes for Inustrial Separation: Jeffrey Grossman, Professor, Department of
                                                       Materials Science and Engineering, MIT with Shreya Dave, PhD candidate, Department
                                                       of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

                                                       Ubiety: Daniela Rus, CSAIL Director and Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor, Office of the
                                                       Vice President for Research, MIT and Dina Katabi, Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of
                                                       Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT with Stephanie Gil, Postdoctoral
                                                       Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

                                                       Enabling Fast and Large-Scale Engineering Simulations: The Story of Deshpande Spinout,
                                                       Akselos: David Knezevic, Co-Founder, Akselos

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM                     Networking break with poster session
                                                      Presenters available by posters for questions & discussion

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM                        Lunch and Keynote
                                                      Towards the Development of Ultraprecision Medicine: Harnessing the Genomic &
                                                      Non-coding RNA Revolution: Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD,
Director, Cancer Center
                                                      & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM                       Dessert, Tea/Coffee and Networking

Director, Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - See more at: http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Medicine/Divisions/Genetics/Pa...
Director, Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - See more at: http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Medicine/Divisions/Genetics/Pa...

                                                 

The 2016 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 $249 per night for IdeaStream attendees. Contact the Hyatt at (888) 421-1442 by March 24, 2016 and reference the “MIT Deshpande Center” to get the special rate or reserve a room online here.

Premier Sponsors:

Visionary Sponsors:

 

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North Bridge Venture Partners                      

Contributing Sponsors:

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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 2015 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

Towards the Development of Ultraprecision Medicine: Harnessing the Genomic & Non-coding RNA Revolution: Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director, Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION A

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 Wenjing Fang, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, MIT

Integrated Optical Sensors for Fault Detection in Smart Distribution Systems
James Kirtley, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Mahmoud Rasras, Associate Professor, Microsystems Engineering Program, Masdar Institute, and Hatem Zeineldin, Assistant Professor, Masdar Institute with Matt Angle, Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION B

The Nanosatellite Downlink Experiment (NODE)
Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT with Karl Gantner, Masters Student, Sloan School of Management and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

Transparent Displays Enabled by Wavelength-Selective Light Scattering
Marin Soljacic, Professor, Department of Physics, MIT


Drugging an Undrugable Target
Angela Koehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

IdeaStream Forum: SESSION C

Electrochemical Metal Organic Frameworks for Smart Windows
Mircea Dinca, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Clara Dimas, Assistant Professor, Masdar Institute, and Farrukh Ahmad, Research Staff, Masdar Institute with Khalid Al Kaabi PhD Candidate, School of Science, 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 Jaichander Swaminathan, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Electrochemically-Mediated 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 Ryan Shaw, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Novel Approaches to Antibody-Drug Conjugates
Stephen Buchwald, Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Bradley Pentelute, Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT with Timothy Senter, Posdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Robust Membranes for Industrial Separation
Jeffrey Grossman, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT with Shreya Dave, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Enabling Fast and Large-Scale Engineering Solutions: The Story of Despande Spinout, Akselos
David Knezevic, Co-Founder, Akselos