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Webinar: Manufacturing 4.0

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, December 1, 2020
Webinar: The MIT Mobility Initiative

City governments and planners alike commonly seek to increase pedestrian activity on city streets as part of broader sustainability, community building and economic development strategies. Though walkability has received ample attention in planning literature, most practitioners still lack methods and tools for predicting how development proposals could impact pedestrian activity on specific streets or public spaces at different times of the day. Cities typically require traffic impact assessments, but not pedestrian impact assessments. In this presentation I discuss a methodology for estimating pedestrian trip generation and distribution between detailed origins and destinations in both existing and planned built environments. I demonstrate its application in Cambridge, MA and Melbourne, Australia, where I compare estimated foot-traffic during lunch and evening peak periods to observed pedestrian counts and show how the model can be used to predict changes in foot-traffic that results from changes in real-estate development.

Wed, December 2, 2020
Webinar: Mining/Natural Resources

Sustainable and scalable processes in mining and metal transformation are key to responding to the climate change challenges of the 21stcentury. Join MIT researchers and MIT spun-out startups to hear the latest research on Resources Extraction Technologies, and what future trends we can expect in the metal processing industry.

Wed, December 2, 2020
Webinar: Information and Communication Technologies

State-of-the-art information and communication technologies have become absolutely essential for all industries as the world is becoming more and more interconnected and data-driven. This trend has been further accelerated by the COVID pandemic.  Where is the digital frontier today and what lies ahead?  The annual MIT Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) event explores the latest research from across the Institute and its potential impact across industries. The webinar series will feature three sessions by six MIT faculty on the following topics: wireless communications, low power/edge computing and urban infrastructure. Additionally, a fourth session will feature MIT-connected startups presenting on the same topics.

Thu, December 3, 2020
Webinar: Energy Innovation

In this webinar, Karthish Manthiram, Theodore T. Miller Career Development Chair and an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering, Yuriy Román, a professor of Chemical Engineering, and Bilge Yildiz, a professor of nuclear science and engineering and materials science and engineering, will look at the different technology intersections involved in industrial decarbonization: electrification, coupling of reactions and separations, bio-based approaches, circular processing, and sustainable utilization of petroleum feedstocks. Robert Armstrong, the director of MITEI, will moderate and lead an audience Q&A.

Mon, December 7, 2020
Webinar: MIT Startup Exchange

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged many companies’ operational models, and will accelerate a global trend towards supply-chain resiliency and operational efficiency. Key to both will be a massive increase in gathering and analyzing operational data, and acting quickly and decisively on the insights gained. Successful operations in the coming years will, then, be more Connected, Automated, and increasingly Resilient in the face of disruptions.  MIT and the MIT-connected startup community have been innovating in supply chains and operational efficiency for many years, and we have commercial, industry-ready solutions that will be key to this transformation.   This workshop will present perspectives from industry leaders, academics, and corporate investors, while showcasing several MIT-connected startups in this field. 

Tue, December 8, 2020
Webinar: Financial Services Series

Financial services industry has been going through rapid changes in recent years and new technology development has played a pivotal role in the process. The current pandemic has further accelerated the pace of technology innovation and adoption, and at the same time presented new challenges as well as opportunities. Please join MIT thought leaders and startups for a series of discussions on the new trends in financial services and the driving forces behind them, including FinTech, BigTech, AI, and other disruptive technologies that will transform and reshape the future of the entire sector.

Wed, December 9, 2020
Webinar: Resilience Series

Most work-from-home presentations try to tell the audience what the presenter thinks they should do. In this presentation, we will discuss what companies actually did. What worked? What did not work? What improvements could be made? And, importantly, what will the future bring? Survey results from 150 companies worldwide indicate that working from home is, well, working. Still, there is room for improvement and there are several lessons we can draw from the experience. Some items are technical, several are managerial, and others are simply humorous.

Thu, December 10, 2020
Webinar: Advances in Health Care Series

MIT Hacking Medicine co-founder and Faculty Director, Zen Chu, will describe what we have learned over the past decade with examples and best practices. He also will discuss the role corporations have played in those events and how companies can leverage hackathons for sourcing ideas and identify new technologies relevant to their business.

Mon, December 14, 2020
Webinar: The New Retail

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers in all areas of retail, from consumer goods to restaurants to hotels, have been especially hard hit. How should we rethink jobs in retail to address the real and human concerns of workers, while at the same time creating better outcomes for employers? How can better job design create good jobs with higher productivity? How do we address the nearly “voiceless” work relationship retail workers have with their employers? How can a better workforce education system create better quality jobs? Join us, as MIT’s leading experts in retail explore the critical issues and possible new workforce scenarios of The New Retail.

Tue, December 15, 2020