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Innovation Showcase

Discover the many innovative and entrepreneurial ways the Brandeis community is making an impact at the 3rd annual Innovation Showcase. This cocktail reception will feature startups, inventions, social entrepreneurship, and scientific discoveries born out of the labs and classrooms at Brandeis University.

November 30, 6pm-8pm

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Apply to National Science Foundation I-Corps by October 10

Applications Open to I-Corps Submit by October 10 Applications are open for the Brandeis Innovation I-Corps program. This National Science Foundation-funded program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Teams that successfully complete our I-Corps program are automatically entered into the Spring SPROUT program at a higher level. Applications are due October 10. Apply here.


HackMyPhD: Free program for doctoral students, postdocs to explore career options beyond academia. Special event featuring STEAM leaders, workshops, and mentorship, July 27, 8am-4pm, Mandel Center for Humanities. 


Brandeis to participate in Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Signature TechJam Event, June 15


Recommended resource: Technology Transfer: From the Research Bench to Commercialization:

Part 1: Intellectual Property Rights—Basics of Patents and Copyrights

Part 2: The Commercialization Process


Announcing the 2017 SPROUT Winners: The winners of the 7th Annual SPROUT competition are 8 projects from a range of different fields, including genetics, medicine, and green engineering.


Brandeis Innovation News, May 2017: Get Involved, I-Corps, Saving Vision, and New Arthritis Treatment


Workaround, one of the 2016-2017 innovation teams, have won a spot in the 2017 MassChallenge cohort. The largest startup accelerator in the world, MassChallenge accepts only 8% of applicants to their yearly accelerator.


Brandeis Innovation has launched an Indiegogo campaign to support student innovators while they dedicate themselves to their projects throughout the summer. Named awards are open as well. Proceeds will go directly to the teams. Check out the Indiegogo campaign here.


Lean Startup Champion WeiWei Jiang to Speak at Zhongshan China-Boston Venture Investment Conference

A leading Chinese local government group comes to Boston on Friday, April 26, to identify investment opportunities and connect with local talent. The program's goal is to introduce these ventures and talents to a new entrepreneurial zone that the Chinese government is building to grow the innovation ecosystem in China. WeiWei Jiang, one of our Champions, will be a featured speaker.


Brandeis Innovation Day was a powerful day of of learning, connecting, and building the innovations that our teams have created. Participants had the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals, making important contacts and learning how to drive early business success. Check out the images here


This year’s second annual Innovation Showcase was a celebration of multidisciplinary innovations from across our entire campus. Read about the three teams who took top honors at the event, flip through some photos of the night or watch how the team, Sclervey, is working to impact the treatment of complex corneal diseases.


Could carrots revolutionize the food industry? 2016 SPROUT funding recipient, KC Hayes and his team think so. The ‪#‎Brandeis‬ innovators and OTL's Executive Director Rebecca Menapace recently spoke with WCVB Channel 5 Boston about how carrot pomace can change the fiber game and even impact Type 2 Diabetes.


Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center selected to join Microsoft BizSpark program.  Read more about it in The Hoot.


Brandeis Featured on Venture Cafe! See interviews with Alan Hassenfeld; Sue Windham-Bannister; SPARK awardees Grady Ward and Dr. Laurence Simon; SPROUT awardee Deirdra Evers-McGregor; and our own Rebecca Menapace.


Brandeis Innovation Gets National Attention!

Today Show anchors sampled pancakes made from coffee flour invented right here by a Brandeis researcher. The coffee flour was also featured in the Boston Globe:  Antioxidant in coffee can be put to new uses as golden flour


Noted alumni, Eric Furfine, PhD, talks about SPROUT and his support of the entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community.



Showcase Ad

How is Brandeis changing the world? Brandeis’ first Innovation Showcase featured poster presentations by the recipients of Brandeis’ SPARK and SPROUT awards on November 3rd.   Find out more about the the projects displayed for SPROUT and SPARK.

Read the day's tweets from this amazing event!  The event was also featured in Brandeis Now and Brandeis Magazine See interviews featured on Venture Cafe with Alan Hassenfeld; Sue Windham-Bannister; SPARK awardees Grady Ward and Dr. Laurence Simon; SPROUT awardee Deirdra Evers-McGregor; and our own Rebecca Menapace.

SPONSORED BY THE HASSENFELD FAMILY INNOVATION CENTER, a partnership of the Office of Technology Licensing and the Brandeis International Business School.



Creation of The Hassenfeld Family Technology Innovation Center