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2017 MIT Health Sensing & Imaging Conference

Sept. 19-20, 2017
Day 01 | Day 02 All

8:00 - 8:50

Registration and Breakfast

8:50 - 9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:00 - 9:45

New Tools for Understanding and Engineering the Brain
Understanding the brain could lead to new kinds of computational algorithms and artificial intelligences, as well as treatments for intractable disorders that affect over a billion people worldwide. However, the brain is a very complex, densely wired circuit, and understanding how it works has remained elusive. In order to map how these circuits are organized, and control their complex dynamics, we are building new tools, which include methods for physically expanding brain circuits so that we can see their building blocks, as well as molecules that make neural circuits controllable by light. Through these tools we aim to enable the systematic analysis and repair of the brain.
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9:45 - 10:30

From Person-and-Machine to Environment-and-Ecosystem
The impetus for the SENSE.nano is the recognition that novel sensors and sensing system are bound to provide previously unimaginable insight into the condition of individuals, as well as built and natural world, to positively impact people, machines, and environment. Advances in nano-sciences and nano-technologies, pursued by many at MIT, now offer unprecedented opportunities to realize designs for, and at-scale manufacturing of, unique sensors and sensing systems, while leveraging data-science and IoT infrastructure.
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10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45

Industry Keynote: Philips HealthWorks
Philips is in the journey of transforming itself to become a healthtech leader. A fundamental element in this transformation consists in leveraging digital technologies to create new solutions that can address the biggest healthcare challenges of today & tomorrow. Equally, this new paradigm dictates a new way of working when it comes to developing and commercializing breakthrough innovations – adopting new and more entrepreneurial techniques internally, whilst at the same time partnering up with the thriving healthcare ecosystem: from startups, to hospital partners and academic institutions. Philips has recently launched HealthWorks to spearhead the acceleration of breakthrough innovation whilst at the same time fuel a culture of entrepreneurship within Philips. By building a platform to co-create next generation solutions and engage with early stage entrepreneurs, HealthWorks is paving the way for Philips to consolidate itself as one of healthtech leading companies.
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11:45 - 12:15

MIT Startup Exchange Introduction with Lightning Talks

MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry. Qualified startups are those founded and/or led by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni, or are based on MIT-licensed technology. Industry participants are principally members of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

MIT Startup Exchange maintains a propriety database of over 1,500 MIT-connected startups with roots across MIT departments, labs and centers; it hosts a robust schedule of startup workshops and showcases, and facilitates networking and introductions between startups and corporate executives.

STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth. STEX25 startups receive promotion, travel, and advisory support, and are prioritized for meetings with ILP’s 230 member companies.

MIT Startup Exchange and ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.

- Mark Pascarella, Co-Founder, nQ Medical
- Jim Flanigon, Honeycomb Bio
- Charles Barr, Co-Founder, High Q Imaging
- Xinjie (Jeff) Zhang, President, Novarials
- Peter Insley, Data Scientist, Composable Analytics
- Andrew Warren, Founding Scientist & Lead Product Development, Glympse Bio
- Clifford Reid, President, Travera
- Charles Fracchia, CEO & Co-Founder, BioBright
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12:15 - 2:00

Lunch with MIT Startup Exchange Exhibit