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    Mass Innovation Nights returned to campus on Pi Day to celebrate Brandeis startups for the second year in a row.

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    The 5th Annual SPARKTank pitch competition saw a diverse range of startups, from educational incubator lab to water transporting device, competing for prizes

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


July 24, 2019

When he first came up with the idea of creating a better way to find sustainable, healthy food, Galen Karlan-Mason had no intention of becoming a social entrepreneur. He had just earned his Bachelor’s at Brandeis and was completing his Master’s at Brandeis International Business School. He did, however, intend to transform his interest in sustainability into a career. Where he imagined that career was in real estate, an industry undergoing a green transformation in response to climate change and other global challenges Read more.

July 21, 2019

Two Brandeis startups were recently selected to participate in one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in the world, Masschallenge. The Masschallenge program hosted its annual Showcase event on July 16 at the organization’s dynamic headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District Read more.

July 18, 2019

The 3rd annual HackMyPhD returned to Brandeis this July 18, offering advice, connections, and support to Brandeis University graduate students as they contemplated career paths. The aim of the NSF-funded program, the brainchild of the team at the Office of Technology Licensing and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center, is to help graduate students learn about the entrepreneurial path and expand their career horizons. The event was generously funded by the Hassenfeld Family Foundation Read more.
Leana Silverberg

July 14, 2019

Leana Silverberg, BS ‘18/MS ‘19, came to the Office of Technology Licensing’s (OTL) SPROUT program her freshman year wanting to work on a startup idea. Now, she's a rising tech innovator at MassChallenge Read more

May 22, 2019

Once again, scientists from across Brandeis gathered in the Faculty Club on a bright if breezy Spring morning, hoping to launch the next breakthrough invention. It’s part of a decade-strong program from the Brandeis Office of Technology Licensing, the SPROUT program. This year’s SPROUT grant winners were the most varied to date in terms of the industries they address Read more.
Ms. Silverberg speaking to judges

May 1, 2019

EMet Nanotech, a Brandeis NSF I-Corps team, was the most recent startup born at Brandeis to pitch at a regional startup competition to great acclaim.  On April 25, they pitched at Venture Cafe's BIO Connect: the region's premier annual mini-conference for the latest business, technology and regulatory development in drugs and therapeutics to great acclaim. Read more.
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Mass Innovation Nights Returns to Brandeis

March 20, 2019

Mass Innovation Nights, Boston's leading forum for launching new startups, returned to Brandeis University for the second year in row on March 14, 2019. Celebrating Pi Day with this innovation showcase is rapidly becoming a tradition for both Mass Innovation Nights and Brandeis. Read more about Mass Innovation Nights at Brandeis.
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SPARKTank 2019

February 4, 2019

SPARKTank 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.
Participants in the Brandeis Innovation Showcase
Fourth Annual Innovation Showcase Celebrates Brandeis Startups, Medical Breakthroughs

November 16, 2018

The 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.
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.
Innovation year in review

Check Out Our 2018 Year in Review Video