MIT Sloan Fellows Blog

MIT Sloan Fellows, alumni, and faculty put themselves in situations around the world where they believe they can have the most impact—and dig in to uncover truth in uncertainty, reason in chaos, and tackle the tough challenges from refreshingly new vantages.

LabCentral to Advance Biomanufacturing Ventures in Kendall Square

Posted by Belen Zuniga on November 13, 2019

Already dubbed the most innovative square mile on earth, Kendall Square is about to add another notch to its ingenuity quotient. LabCentral has announced its intention to essentially double its Kendall Square footprint in 2021 with the establishment of a new incubator focused on scale-up biomanufacturing. LabCentral 238—the name is a nod to its 238 Main Street address—will feature 100K square feet of shared office and laboratory space where companies can conduct process development studies. Unlike the original LabCentral incubator,…
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Finalists in the MIT Solve Challenge converge on New York

Posted by Belen Zuniga on October 24, 2019

The MIT Solve Challenge, the legendary social impact pitch competition, reached its much-anticipated conclusion on September 22 during UN General Assembly week in New York City. A diverse group of 60 finalists will converge to present solutions around four global issues posed back in May. More than $1.6 million in funding will be available for the selected Solver teams. MIT Solve advances sustainable solutions proposed by tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. It issues four global challenges each year. In…
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Bloomberg announces $500 Million Climate Change Initiative

Posted by MIT Sloan Fellows on September 26, 2019

“Fifty years ago next month, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon. It’s fair to say the crew never would have gotten there without MIT,” Michael Bloomberg told the assembled at MIT’s commencement ceremonies this month. “I don’t just mean that because Buzz Aldrin was class of  ’63 here and took Richard Battin’s famous astrodynamics course…the Apollo 11 literally got there thanks to its navigation and control systems that were designed right here at what is now…
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If you are what you drive, will you exist in ten years? Three auto-industry experts have some ideas about that.

Posted by MIT Sloan Fellows on September 9, 2019

According to MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and coauthor of Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, “If you want to understand the connected, intelligent, and personalized future of urban transportation, and help shape it, then read this book. There’s no one on the planet who I would trust more to explain this revolution than these authors.” The book is Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility. The…
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Blockchain: Virtues and Vices in the Cryptocurrency Realm

Posted by MIT Sloan Fellows on July 9, 2019

According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey: Blockchain Gets Down to Business, the world’s most inscrutable technology is rapidly gaining traction in the enterprise sphere. Authors Linda Pawczuk, Jonathan Holdowsky, and Rob Massey note that business leaders are no longer asking whether blockchain will work—they’re asking how it can work for them. Their survey revealed that 86 percent of senior executives believe that blockchain will eventually achieve mainstream adoption, and a stunning 83 percent say their enterprises see a compelling…
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In Algorithms We Trust

Posted by MIT Sloan Fellows on July 9, 2019

“When I confessed on air that I only began to understand the true nature of money after researching cryptocurrencies, it instantly became a headline,” says Wall Street Journal currency reporter and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Michael Casey. He made the remark during a 2016 interview with host Laura Shin for the Forbes unChained podcast. “I’m sure some people were shocked and others amused, but I think anyone who listens to the full podcast will appreciate where I was coming from.” During…
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