Brandeis Innovation News
February 3, 2019SPARKTank is an annual tradition at Brandeis. The startup competition, styled after the popular TV show, showcases the best of Brandeis startups. Students compete on an equal footing with faculty and staff, pitching their startups to compete for a pool of $50,000 in funding. For these Brandesian startups, it’s the culmination of months of work, perfecting their presentations, researching the target markets for their inventions, and, of course, creating innovations that have the power to change the world. Read more.
November 16, 2018The 4th Annual Brandeis Innovation Showcase took place on November 15, bringing the best of startups and inventions born at Brandeis to a broader audience. Over 150 attendees braved the snow to see poster sessions and pitches by Brandeis University’s newest crop of inventors. Winners of the night included a breakthrough in studying ALS, a social enterprise supporting farmers in Africa, and a company making scientific labs across the US more sustainable. Read more.
October 26, 2018Brandeis Innovators have been making remarkable breakthroughs across industries from greentech to artificial intelligence, creating startups that promise to create value for global consumers, solve social challenges, and treat critical diseases. The week of October 15, Boston’s innovation ecosystem got to see many of these breakthroughs as Brandeis-affiliated companies were featured across the region at three leading startup events. Read more.
July 31, 2018HackMyPhD, 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.
June 11, 2018Associate 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.
June 4, 2018A.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.
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.