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Wed, 02/08/2017

The Baker Polito Administration today announced $942,100 in funding to support early-stage clean energy, water technology and energy storage innovations in seven communities across the Commonwealth. The funding, awarded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC)  ...

Fri, 01/13/2017

AquaFresco Inc. won the Panasonic DEMO Day, which is an open innovation pitch contest hosted by Panasonic in RocketSpace in San Francisco​. RocketSpace was scouting technology that can have synergy with Panasonic and that can be commercialized in short term. According to Panasonic, the...

Sat, 11/05/2016

CoolComposites were Gold Winners of the 2016 MassChallenge Boston competition. 

 

CoolComposites is a startup that is working to produce a phase change material (PCM) for energy efficient buildings. Competing PCM products are extremely expensive, require substantial modifications...

Wed, 10/12/2016

The winning team at this year’s MADMEC competition, PolyClean, aims to keep the roads safer with a transparent, water-shedding windshield coating that lets drivers see clearly, even in a downpour.

“Whether you like driving or not, I don’t think any of us like driving in these conditions...

Fri, 07/01/2016

Embr lab received an NSF Grant for over $200k for their Wristify invention.

Abstract:

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to introduce wearable personal comfort systems into the internet of things, reducing...

Tue, 06/07/2016

Last week Computex, the largest ICT trade show in Asia, was accompanied by record breaking heat (38.7ºC). So it should be no surprise that Wristify, a thermoelectric bracelet, was popular with visitors to the Taipei show.

Wristify, invented...

Mon, 03/28/2016

Coolflux and AquaFresco, two teams from the 2014 MADMEC competition, were Grand Finalists in this year’s MIT Clean Energy Prize! This meant that they were in the final six teams of a 21-team competition. Congratulations to CoolFlux who won their division and received $36,000 which they will use...

Wed, 02/24/2016

The Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), today announced $595,000 in funding to support clean energy and water technology innovation in six communities across the Commonwealth. The funding, which comes from MassCEC’s ...

Wed, 01/06/2016

For many applications such as biomedical, mechanical, or environmental monitoring devices, harnessing the energy of small motions could provide a small but virtually unlimited power supply. While a number of approaches have been attempted, researchers at MIT have now developed a completely new...

Wed, 09/30/2015

Biomimetic non-reflective coating for solar cells wins MADMEC

Team wins $10,000 at annual competition for invention inspired by butterfly wings. 

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office 
September 29, 2015

Biomimicry — known as “innovation inspired by nature” — has led to...