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Webinar: 2020 MIT SENSE.nano Symposium

From the level of cells, organs, and body systems to individuals and populations, this symposium, broken into three half-day webinars, will highlight the needs for new SENSE technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impact of these technologies. Over a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, student videos, and panel discussions, we will provide needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for the study of biology and for the care of humans in their natural environment.

Mon, September 21, 2020
Webinar: The MIT Mobility Initiative

Mobility and transportation are at the dawn of the most profound changes with an unprecedented combination of new technologies (autonomy, computation, and AI) meeting new and evolving priorities and objectives (decarbonization, public health, and social justice). And the timeframe for these changes – decarbonization in particular – is short in a system with massive amounts of fixed, long-life assets and entrenched behaviors and cultures. It’s this combination of new technologies, new purposes, and urgent timeframes that makes an MIT-led Mobility Initiative critical at this moment.

The MIT Mobility Initiative (MMI) is designed to effect fundamental changes in the longterm trajectory of sustainable mobility development. It serves to coalesce all mobility and transportation activities at MIT, knitting together our efforts on research, education, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement at the Institute into a greater whole. This series of webinars will highlight just a few of the key research areas to be explored. We will also discuss how industry can participate in the MMI as a research partner through the MIT Mobility Initiative Consortium.

Tue, September 22, 2020
Webinar: Advances in Health Care Series

In the last decade, the science of cell therapy and regenerative medicine has made remarkable progress. Work in this area has also resulted in numerous engineering successes, enabling sophisticated tools that open the door to new approaches for discovery and development of therapeutics. Particularly noteworthy is the recent progress in cell and molecular biology, including in stem cell research and gene editing. In this webinar, we will hear about new tools and the new directions they make possible as well as how each is being commercialized.

How can small molecules be identified that evoke cell or tissue regeneration by design? How can we engineer cells and tissue-growth in situ with a structure suitable for implantation? How can we physically gain access to the interior of cells for both discovery and engineering purposes? And how can the immune system be mapped with single-cell biology to accelerate discovery?

Wed, September 23, 2020
Webinar: Digital Transformation

Join the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) this fall for our second digital transformation webinar series. In this series, we will continue to explore key digital transformation topics of corporate interest, including digital strategies, operational agility, customer experience, and new technologies.

The digital future is here, and the threat of disruption looms large. The COVID-19 crisis has contributed to this disruption and notably accelerated the transition to a digital future. In our current rapidly expanding digital marketplace, what does digital transformation mean for your company and your business model? How can you stay on top, and even ahead, of these rapid changes? What challenges will your company face, and how can you prepare to successfully tackle what’s ahead? Please join MIT ILP alongside MIT faculty [and startups] to discuss and address these key issues in facing our digital future.

Thu, September 24, 2020
Webinar: Micro-optics Innovations for Imaging and Sensing

Humans are visual beings and therefore optical elements—lenses, mirrors, gratings, optical fibers, etc.—have been playing a pivotal role in almost all aspects of the human society. Conventional optics are however bulky, complicated, and sensitive even to tiny misalignment. Micro-optics promise to overcome these limitations by leveraging standard high-volume microfabrication technologies to realize chip-scale, rugged and low-cost counterparts of conventional optics while delivering comparable or even superior performance. In this talk, Prof. Hu will discuss several new micro-optics innovations we have pioneered in recent years with direct applications to optical spectroscopy, chemical analysis, biomedical imaging, 3-D depth sensing, and AR/VR.

Mon, September 28, 2020
Webinar: Innovation Journeys

MIT Industrial Liaison Program and Imperial Business Partners will join BT in hosting the 2020 MIT-Imperial Innovation Journeys conference webinar series to examine some of the innovative ideas shaping the world around us which have both immediate and future applications across industry.

This is the third time that MIT and Imperial College have collaborated with BT to produce a conference, and the first completely online. This year’s conference will take the format of a two two-hour webinars series, allowing audiences from around the world to join in the debate and ask their pointed questions at our world-leading academics and captains of industry.

October 1 - 8, 2020
Webinar: Energy Innovation

This fall, MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and Energy Initiative (MITEI) will continue the energy innovation webinar series focused on the energy transition. The series will further engage leading researchers from across MIT and industry executives on topics including power markets, low-carbon fuels, decarbonization of buildings and industry, and other sectors.  Industrial collaboration has long been a hallmark of MIT’s approach to problem solving. Please join us to hear what we are doing together with our industrial partners to address the climate change challenges.

Mon, October 5, 2020
Webinar: The New Retail

The retail industry has been in the process of rapid change caused by advances and adoption of digital technology. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of practices like social distancing, the changing face of retail is poised to accelerate even more dramatically in the next few years. These changes will cover the entire spectrum of retail activities ranging from omni-channel consumer experience to agile supply chains. Join us, as MIT’s leading experts in retail explore the critical issues and possible new scenarios of The New Retail.

Tue, October 6, 2020
Webinar: How to Work with MIT

This webinar focuses on introducing the organizations at MIT that work most directly with companies and can answer some of the basic questions posed by companies interested in working with MIT.  The speakers will provide a brief overview of their organization and the participate in a panel to discuss questions posed.  This is intended to be the first in a series of webinars with future events planned to include the perspective of some of the current 250+ world leading companies participating in the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and the research perspectives on successful collaborations.

Wed, October 7, 2020
Webinar: Manufacturing 4.0, Part 2

Join the MIT Industrial Liaison Program for a four-part webinar series on Manufacturing 4.0, presenting the latest research and technology in advanced manufacturing at MIT. Each session includes a talk and Q&A with expert faculty in the field, startup presentations from founders affecting industry, and panel discussions. 

Tue, October 13, 2020