December 2013 Newsletter

A Liquid Metal Battery for Grid Storage Nears Production

With the opening of a production facility in Marlboro, Deshpande spinout, Ambri, gets a step closer to bringing their liquid metal battery to the electricity grid. Manufacturing is slated for 2015. Read more.

1366 Technologies secures $15M to build a full-scale silicon wafer factory

The $15M of Series C funding secured by Deshpande spinout, 1366 Technologies, brings its total among raised to $62M. Japan's largest producer of ultra-pure silicon, Tokuyama Corp., is the lead investor. Read more.

Eta Devices' GaN power amplifier doubles efficiency

The world's most efficient power amplifier for mobile base stations,  gallium nitride device, has been made available by Deshpande spinout, Eta Devices. Read more.

Leon Sandler on why innovation takes more than just an idea

For our Spanish readers, an interview with Leon Sandler, Center Executive Director, in EL PAIS, Spain's leading newspaper. Read more.

Record Turnout at Deshpande Center Annual Open House

Close to 200 people attended our annual Open House event on December 5. Held in the Lower Atrium of the MIT Media Lab, guests enjoyed festive hors d'oeuvres and decor while interacting with grantees at this first opportunity to learn more about their Deshpande funded research. A total of 12 grantees presenter posters.

IdeaStream 2014 date is set for Friday, April 11

We are looking forward to our annual IdeaStream conference which will be held on April 11th at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Fore more information, please visit the IdeaStream website.