News

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...

Sat, 05/30/2015

2014 MADMEC winners Wristify were a subject of Innovation Nation.

Host Mo Rocca shows us: the inventor of an app to monitor your sleep and health; unique trains throughout history; the inventors of a watch-like device that cools your entire body like an air conditioner; and the three...

Mon, 05/11/2015

Both Coolflux (formerly Coolcrete) and AquaFresco from MADMEC 2014 are Grand Finalists in this year's MIT Clean Energy Prize! This means that they are in the final 6 teams of a 21-team competition. 

The top two teams in each category go on to compete in the Grand Finals on May 11. In the...

Mon, 03/16/2015

Sam Shames, a member of the 2013 winning MADMEC team, participated in MIT's Innovation Initiative Showcase.

Mon, 10/20/2014

So exciting to see MADMEC mentioned in the Boston Globe this morning! Check out the update on Wristify.

Fri, 10/10/2014

The Wristify team is a finalist in Intel's Wearables competition; see CNET for more information.

Tue, 09/02/2014

Here's an update from Sam Shames, member of Wristify. The team has been working all summer in MIT's Global Founders' Skills Accelerator for top MIT startups for embr labs, which spun out of MADMEC last summer, building a heating and cooling bracelet for people...