IdeaStream 2022

April 29, 2022

Marking the first in-person IdeaStream in three years, more than 150 attendees gathered at the Hyatt in Cambridge on April 29 to learn about the latest technologies being developed by Deshpande Center grantees.

Highlights of the conference included presentations from 16 Deshpande project teams; a keynote speech by Noubar Afeyan, chairman of Moderna and CEO of Flagship Pioneering; a talk by Deshpande spinout Inkbit; and an appearance from MIT President L. Rafael Reif to recognize center founders Jaishree and Desh Deshpande on the 20th year of IdeaStream. 
For videos of individual presentations, check out the projects page here.

Six men look at scientific project posters.
Attendees learn more details about Deshpande Center projects during a poster session.
A crowd of people listen to a woman speaking at a podium.
IdeaStream attendees listen as Michelle Dion presents “Eliminating brain cancer at its source using next-generation material technology.”
Desh Deshpande holds a decorative glass bowl as Rafael Reif addresses him.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif (right) presented Desh Deshpande with a glass bowl in recognition of the center’s 20 years of innovation at MIT. “The Deshpande Center may be the most inspiring act of entrepreneurship I can think of,” Reif said.
A woman speaking.
Tarsha Ward talks about a device to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
A man, standing by a scientific poster, speaks with another man and two women.
Simone Bruno speaks with visitors about his team’s technology for rapid detection of airborne pathogens.
A woman and three men standing by a scientific poster. One of the men points to the poster.
Catalysts gather to hear speaker Rebecca Kleinbeger discuss Mumble Melody, a mobile app designed to aid people who stutter.