News and Blog

  • sparktank2020

    Winners of the 6th annual SparkTank competition, held this February, include social enterprises, robotics and health tech startups

  • showcase

    Attendees at the 2019 Innovation Showcase learned about the many inventions born at Brandeis

  • 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 ALS Breakthrough

November 10, 2020

Brandeis researchers Gregory Petsko, Dagmar Ringe and Shulin Ju have developed a protein for use in gene therapy for the inherited form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. The invention was licensed to a Brandeis startup, BRI-Alzan which was later acquired by MeiraGTX, a New York-based gene therapeutics company for potential development into a life-saving treatment Read more.
Light the Way for Brandeis

October 9, 2020

As Brandeis welcomes students, faculty and staff to a semester unlike any other, we do so confident that our commitment to repairing the world and caring for one another will illuminate the path through these unprecedented times.

Though campus may appear different, our mission remains the same: to provide every enrolled student with a world-class Brandeis education and enriching experience. Light the Way for Brandeis invites every member of the Brandeis community to contribute to student success and well-being. Your gifts directly enable the enhanced measures we continue to take to ensure that learning thrives amidst the pandemic. Support Brandeis students by donating here.

Embedded helper

June 26, 2020

This is the first of several articles featuring startups that came out of the 2019-2020 Spark cohort. Learn more about Embedded Helper, which aims to simplify coding for embedded devices, including robotics applications Read more.
Schematic of Spike-Receptor Binding Mechanism of SARS-CoV-2

June 5, 2020

As the United States enters its fourth month of response to the COVID-19 crisis, many are pointing to the testing of people potentially infected with the disease as the key to effective mitigation of the public health threat Read more.

March 15, 2020

We are going through a challenging time and it’s clear we are all adapting to a “new normal” with an unknown end date. We are reminded every day of our community’s resilience, creativity, and ingenuity Read more.

February 2, 2020

February 2, 2020--an eventful date in the US. It was SuperBowl Sunday, a day when some of the best teams face off to win recognition on the playing field. It was also Groundhog Day, which might mean learning how long winter lasts, or it might mean a day that keeps repeating, if you’re a movie fan Read more.
showcase event collage

December 3, 2019

The fifth annual Brandeis Innovation Showcase was one for the record books in more ways than one. Not only was it a milestone anniversary in the history of the Brandeis Innovation Center, but it also marked a transition for the program Read more.
Profile in Innovation: Olga Papaemmanouil
Profile in Innovation: Olga Papaemmanouil

November 17, 2019

Olga Papaemmanouil is revolutionizing data science and cloud computing. Learn about her groundbreaking work Read more.
 2nd Annual NewCo Boston Open House

October 17, 2019

On Thursday, October 17, Brandesians across the arts and sciences gathered in Epstein to celebrate their interdisciplinary innovations, sharing their latest projects in 3D printing, robotics, social innovation, and more. The event was part of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s NewCo Boston Festival, a daylong series of open houses designed to showcase the many innovative activities taking place in the Boston tech community Read more.
Audience in meeting hall listening to startup pitch

September 12, 2019

A record number of Brandeis students, faculty, and staff turned out for the 4th annual Brandeis Innovation Startup Mixer, taking place September 12 in Rapaporte Treasure Hall in the Goldfarb Library. From Heller graduate students to International Business School undergraduates, from Rabb School of Continuing Studies faculty to Arts and Sciences students, the attendees were all there with common goals: to see what new startups were emerging from the dorms, classrooms, and labs of Brandeis, and to learn about support available to Brandesians with impactful ideas that they want to explore further Read more.
Grace lab

August 15, 2019

When it comes to creative solutions to many of the world’s practical challenges, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Grace Han loves running a lab that looks for novel ways to uncover just the right, often unexpected, technology. It’s a skill that was seen in full force at this year’s Sprout Awards, when teams from Grace’s lab took home two prestigious Sprout grants. Read more

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.