Tag: Startups

Stitch3D is powering a new wave of 3D data collaboration

Workers are increasingly using 3D files to do things like assess construction projects, understand damage from natural disasters, map out crime scenes, and more. But as the importance of 3D files has grown, the problems associated with sharing, analyzing, and even viewing them have become more apparent. The issue is that many popular cloud service […]

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Hitchhiking cancer vaccine makes progress in the clinic

Therapeutic cancer vaccines are an appealing strategy for treating malignancies. In theory, when a patient is injected with peptide antigens — protein fragments from mutant proteins only expressed by tumor cells — T cells learn to recognize and attack cancer cells expressing the corresponding protein. By teaching the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer […]

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A passion for innovation and education

Imagine you were planning a trek across Death Valley. Would you be better off setting out on foot with just a bottle of water in your hand, or in a vehicle loaded with supplies and a full tank of gas? That’s one of the metaphors Leon Sandler uses to describe the work of the Deshpande […]

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Games VC funding reaches new plateau after 72% YoY decline | PitchBook

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Venture capital funding in games leveled out and established a new baseline according to PitchBook’s Q4 2023 Gaming Report. Over the last five quarters, gaming startups have raised between $900 million and […]

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Safer skies with self-flying helicopters

In late 2019, after years of studying aviation and aerospace engineering, Hector (Haofeng) Xu decided to learn to fly helicopters. At the time, he was pursuing his PhD in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, so he was familiar with the risks associated with flying small aircraft. But something about being in the cockpit gave […]

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Six MIT students selected as spring 2024 MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellows

The MIT-Pillar AI Collective has announced six fellows for the spring 2024 semester. With support from the program, the graduate students, who are in their final year of a master’s or PhD program, will conduct research in the areas of AI, machine learning, and data science with the aim of commercializing their innovations. Launched by […]

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MADMEC winner creates “temporary tattoos” for T-shirts

Have you ever gotten a free T-shirt at an event that you never wear? What about a music or sports-themed shirt you wear to one event and then lose interest in entirely? Such one-off T-shirts — and the waste and pollution associated with them — are an unfortunately common part of our society. But what […]

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New MIT.nano equipment to accelerate innovation in “tough tech” sectors

A new set of advanced nanofabrication equipment will make MIT.nano one of the world’s most advanced research facilities in microelectronics and related technologies, unlocking new opportunities for experimentation and widening the path for promising inventions to become impactful new products. The equipment, provided by Applied Materials, will significantly expand MIT.nano’s nanofabrication capabilities, making them compatible […]

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MIT, Applied Materials, and the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub to bring 200mm advanced research capabilities to MIT.nano

The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Applied Materials, Inc. MIT and Applied Materials, Inc., announced an agreement today that, together with a grant to MIT from the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub, commits more than $40 million of estimated private and public investment to add advanced nano-fabrication equipment and capabilities to MIT.nano, […]

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MIT Faculty Founder Initiative announces finalists for second competition

The MIT Faculty Founder Initiative has announced 12 finalists for the 2023-24 MIT-Royalty Pharma Prize Competition. The competition, which is supported by Royalty Pharma, aims to support female faculty entrepreneurs in biotechnology and provide them with resources to help take their ideas to commercialization.  “We are building a playbook to get inventions out of the […]

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Q&A: A blueprint for sustainable innovation

Atacama Biomaterials is a startup combining architecture, machine learning, and chemical engineering to create eco-friendly materials with multiple applications. Passionate about sustainable innovation, its co-founder Paloma Gonzalez-Rojas SM ’15, PhD ’21 highlights here how MIT has supported the project through several of its entrepreneurship initiatives, and reflects on the role of design in building a holistic […]

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Myriad Venture Partners launches with $100M fund backed by Xerox

Myriad Venture Partners, a new early-stage venture capital firm focused on artificial intelligence (AI), clean tech, and B2B software, announced its launch today with $100 million in initial funding. The anchor investor is Xerox Corporation, which is contributing its experience with venture investing to help Myriad succeed.   “This is really not a one-off transaction for […]

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AI voice startup ElevenLabs lands $80M round, launches marketplace of cloned voices

Within just two years of its inception, ElevenLabs, the AI voice startup founded by former Google and Palantir employees, has hit the unicorn status. The company today announced it has raised $80 million in a series B round of funding, growing its valuation ten-fold to $1.1 billion. The investment has been co-led by existing investors […]

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Startup Synergy: IFEZ’s Role in Fostering Innovation and Economic Growth

The Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) is a strategic economic initiative established in 2003 in Incheon, South Korea. With a mission to promote economic growth, attract foreign investment, and enhance international competitiveness, IFEZ operates as a special economic zone encompassing key areas such as the Incheon International Airport, the Songdo International Business District, Yeongjong International City, […]

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QSIMPLUS Introduces QSIMpro-LAN for Quantum Network Expansion

QSIMPLUS is a company that specializes in Quantum Computing technologies. Know for its QSIMpro quantum communications software simulator released last year. The company comes back to CES with another innovation in the form of QSIMpro-LAN, a software that allows operating local area Quantum networks. Quantum computers and networks are very sensitive to their environment. One […]

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Custom-Printed Healing: Exploring PLCOSKIN’s TissueDerm for Enhanced Tissue Regeneration

PLCOSKIN is a bio-startup that builds TissueDerm, a medical technology that helps with reconstructing human tissues. This company has already obtained a “medical device class IV” approval from the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA). TissueDerm is an artificial dermis (artificial skin) that is utilized to provide structural support to the skin after surgeries such […]

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Hurotics’ H-Flex: Enabling Home Rehabilitation with Lightweight Exoskeleton Technology

Hurotics is a company that works on exoskeleton-type applications that are lightweight and adaptable to the user’s morphology. Hurotics stands for Human+Robotics, which is a great name for a company that wants to help humans move beyond their limits “through human-robot collaboration,” according to their website. In Seoul, South Korea, I had the opportunity to […]

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The Fall: Safeware’s Impact on Workplace Safety and Future Applications

Safeware (official site) is a company that specializes in safety solutions which take the form of various airbag vests that can save lives in case of falls or collisions. Fall accidents are relatively common and can occur in various settings, affecting people of all ages. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are a […]

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Improving Health, One Night at a Time: Ruah Lab’s WeRAS Wearable Reshaping Sleep Analysis

Quality sleep is vital for overall health. During sleep, the body repairs tissues, consolidate memories, and regulate hormones. Adequate sleep supports immune function, mental well-being, and cardiovascular health. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to various health issues, including an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and impaired cognitive function. That’s precisely why Ruah Lab (official site), […]

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MetaImmuneTech’s CELLYTICS_NK: Accelerating Immune System Diagnostics

MetaImmuneTech is a bio company that several treatments for conditions such as obesity or cancer, but at CES 2024 the company is presenting its CELLYTICS_NK immunity diagnosis solution. MetaImmuneTech has two main business activities with the first being the Immune Functional Assays (testing service) and the second is the development of natural-based drugs and foods. […]

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Trip.PASS by Lordsystem: Transforming the Travel Experience through Digital ID and Financial Integration

At CES 2024, Lordsystem (official site) introduces Trip.PASS, its digital security and personal privacy platform, is the backbone of the Trip.PASS Mobile Passport service. Trip.PASS (the platform) merges identification with financial and tourism services for global travellers. It allows users to perform a number of transactions only using a mobile app instead of requiring a […]

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From Ideas to Illustrations: Onoma AI’s TooToon Redefines Webtoon Production with Generative AI

Onoma (official site) is an AI company presenting its first AI-powered service called TooToon at CES 2024. TooToon is a webtoon creation tool, and if you don’t know what webtoons are, they are a form of digital comics or graphic novels that are specifically created for online platforms or mobile apps. The term “webtoon” is […]

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WE-STIM by BarunBio: Pioneering Microcurrent Therapy for Enhanced Well-being and Anti-Aging

Most people think of aging as an inevitability, and they are right. However, startup BarunBio sees aging as a disease that can be at least delayed and perhaps reversed someday. Many biotech companies would agree, and there have been various attempts at tackling aging using various techniques, including cell reprogramming and even drugs. BarunBio takes […]

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Peel & Play: Innovative Solution for Stimming Behavior in Children

Solive Venture (official site) is a startup that builds Home Developmental Care Solutions, notably with its Peel & Play educational sensory toy. This toy is designed to help children with “stimming behavior,” also called “self-stimulatory behavior,” and is the repetitive or unusual body movement or noises. Stimming behavior makes it hard to nurture interpersonal and […]

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Cracking the Genetic Blueprint of Weight: DNA Corporation’s Obesity Gene Testing Kit

DNA Corporation (official site) is a company that aims to make a large social impact through the study of DNA data. It finds DNA markers for conditions such as ADHD and provides insights for both patients and medical staff. Their overall goal is to become the best DNA analysis service, and one of their advantages […]

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From Text Prompt to 3D Animation: The Potential of Nation A’s AI-driven Creativity

Nation A (official site) is a startup that recognizes the huge potential of 3D Graphics in multiple domains such as entertainment, education, fashion, and more. Currently, GPUs have never been faster, displays have never been sharper, and VR/AR headsets have never been more immersive. However, something didn’t quite scale as fast: creating 3D content is […]

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Beyond Noise: mpWAV Innovative Technology Enhances Voice Recognition in Real-world Environments

Audio and voice processing have seen immense progress in the past decade, and the introduction of Deep Learning AI machine learning promises that we should expect more in the future. However, it is also evident that what we have today is good but simply not yet good enough. mpWAV (official site) is a startup that […]

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From Virtual Styling to Point of Sale: Mirart, The Ultimate Salon Companion

Mirrorroid Co., Ltd is a company that builds solutions based on smart mirrors for retail locations such as hair salons, beauty shops, etc. When I met the company’s representatives, we discussed Mirart (official site), their most recent solutions for hairdressers, and I had an opportunity to watch a live demo. The hardware consists of a […]

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From Warehouses to Hospitals: Yujin Robot’s Cutting-Edge Robotic Solutions

Yujin Robot (official site) is a company that has been building industrial robots for 30 years and aims to remain at the forefront of that industry by adhering to the Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0 (PDF whitepaper) principles. At a high level, Industry 4.0 is the “fourth industrial revolution”, integrating digital technologies like IoT, AI, […]

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Mondrian AI: Yennefer Enterprise AI Platform

Mondrian AI (official site) is a company that describes itself as having an “End-to-End AI Platform for the entire AI development process,” including a consulting service to put a complete solution into service from a customer’s business request and needs. Mondrian’s Yennefer Enterprise AI Platform (link) looks very complete and handles hardware resource allocation, AI […]

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Sheco Swarm Water-Drones Pioneering Large-Scale Pollution Removal

SHECO (official site) is a startup which produces largescale pollution-removal solutions for public waters or various industrial environments such as ports, shipyards, industrial plants etc. located nearby bodies of water at risk. Water-pollution events only make it to the evening news when they are large or catastrophic. Every day, there are about 3200 “pollution incidents” […]

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