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    The 4th Annual SPARKTank pitch competition saw a diverse range of startups, from AI to sustainable energy, competing for prizes

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    The Annual Innovation Showcase brings together researchers and innovators across disciplines to present their latest findings.

  • innovation lecture with Visiting Scholar Jessica Liebowitz in front of slides and audience

    Visiting Scholar Jessica Liebowitz shares insights on how PhDs can become innovators, in academia and industry.

  • team working on STEM research

    Brandeis University is one of only four National Science Foundation I-Corps sites in Massachusetts, accelerating the economic and societal benefits of basic research.

Brandeis Innovation News

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HackMyPhD Returns for Second Year, Helping PhD Students Learn to Be Entrepreneurial

July 31, 2018

HackMyPhD, Brandeis Innovation's signature conference on career-building for STEAM doctoral students, returned for a successful second year. Speakers from industry, the public sector, and nonprofits shared their experiences building satisfying careers both inside and outside academia. In addition, the event served as a showcase for Brandeis' inaugural cohort of I-Corps Fellows. Fellows shared their projects, ranging from greentech to edtech, demonstrating the diversity of Brandeis innovators' contributions. The conference, which aims to help doctoral students plan their post-graduation career trajectories, was well-received, with attendees calling the day "inspirational" and "eye-opening." Read more.
Rebecca Menapace speaking on NewTV's Innnovation Showcase
Associate Provost for Innovation Rebecca Menapace featured on NewTV's Innovation Showcase

June 11, 2018

Associate Provost for Innovation and Executive Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center Rebecca Menapace was featured on NewTV's Innovation Showcase program. Rebecca discussed the many breakthroughs and programs coming out of Brandeis Innovation Center, as well our initiatives to promote diversity in STEM entrepreneurship. Watch the interview now.
A.I. Capital Management
A hedge fund fully managed by artificial intelligence, with Brandeis roots

June 4, 2018

A.I. Capital Management, a Brandeis University startup seeking to build one of the world’s first hedge funds fully managed by artificial intelligence, has been invited to participate in the 2018 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program Read more.
SPROUT Awards
Here's how Brandeis students are innovating thanks to the 2018 SPROUT Grants

May 29, 2018

The Brandeis Innovation Center announced winners of its 2018 SPROUT Awards.

The annual awards, which total over $90,000 in grants, support early-stage bench research that has strong commercial or social potential for projects centered on public health and the environment Read more.