MADMEC 2022 MIT News Story

October 13, 2022

Fast Company reviews Embr Wave 2

July 21, 2021

Embr Wave pitch for AARP's Innovator in Aging award on ABC's Good Morning America

Oct. 18, 2019

Boss magazine includes Embr Wave in their list of Top 10 Wearable Innovations

Aug. 29, 2019

2015 winners "Glasswing" publish in MRS Communications

May 8, 2019

Forbes includes Embr Wave on Mother's Day Gift ideas list

April 12, 2019

A gift for an "adventurous Mom"

Slash Gear review of Embr Wave

April 10, 2019

The reviewer is unconvinced that the product is necessary, but says to keep an eye on Embr who are "on the forefront of this PCS space for real."

Boston Globe report on Clear Motion

March 20, 2019

Clear Motion was known as the Curie Brothers when they were the MADMEC 3rd place winners in 2007

Embr Labs on NBC Boston

Wed, 05/30/2018

Embr Labs appears on NBC Boston's morning show to talk about the origin and current state of the Embr Wave. 

Where are they now?

Tue, 03/27/2018

Embr Labs receive a shoutout in an article put out by MIT's Sloan School of Management. 


An end to the thermostat war? Embr Labs might have the white flag with its Embr Wave, a wearable invention that helps regulate thermal...

MADMEC Mentioned in ASM International

Tue, 03/27/2018

"Michael Tarkanian, senior lecturer in MIT’s department of materials science and engineering, is the competition organizer for the annual MADMEC contest. MIT students present oral and poster demonstrations explaining inventions they designed over the summer to solve a range of sustainability...

“Personal thermostat” startup heats up for commercialization

Fri, 09/29/2017

Sitting in a stifling subway car or walking Boston’s cold winter streets may soon become more bearable, thanks to a “personal thermostat” wristband being released by MIT spinout Embr Labs.

For a design competition in 2013, four MIT engineering students created a smart wristband, called ...

AquaFresco Receives Innovate Mass Grant for $150k

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)  ...

AquaFresco wins Panasonic Contest

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...

CoolComposites wins Gold in the 2016 MassChallenge Boston

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...

Materials-science innovation on display at MADMEC

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...

Embr Labs earns NSF Grant for Wristify

Fri, 07/01/2016

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


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...