Latest News

  • news banner

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

  • large crowd shown from above in auditorium

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

  • large group from above

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

  • 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.

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.
group of winners accepting prizes at Mass Innovation Nights
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.
Brandeis booth at AUTM conference
Brandeis Innovation Takes the National Stage at AUTM Conference

February 21, 2019

The Brandeis Innovation team visited Austin, Texas, to participate in the AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) Annual Meeting from February 10-13. The conference welcomed technology transfer professionals and those in related industries such as biotech, law and venture capital, from all around the globe to network and learn from the industry’s experts. It was the first time Brandeis Innovation hosted a booth to showcase the university’s technologies and programs to attendees. Read More

Participants from above
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.
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.

Innovation year in review

Check Out Our 2018 Year in Review Video