Contests and academic competitions
NSE-led teams sweep energy innovation contest
April 30, 2013Future Energy @ MIT pitch competition focuses on finding solutions to the world’s energy challenges
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bluelight
April 30, 2013The team is developing a layaway payment system in Jordan to provide low-income consumers with greater access to capital.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Bounce Imaging
April 17, 2013The venture has developed a low-cost, throwable device for first responders to assess dangerous situations.
MIT researchers honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'
February 1, 2013CSAIL team recognized by National Science Foundation for video that catches motions too subtle for the naked eye.
Students take control of satellites on the International Space Station
January 15, 2013200 high-school students participate in MIT’s annual Zero Robotics competition.
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 25, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.
Essmart Global awarded grand prize in Dell Social Innovation Competition
June 15, 2012MIT IDEAS Global Challenge team wins $50,000 in international competition.
CourseRoad, Dormbase win 2012 iCampus Student Prizes
May 23, 2012CourseRoad named grand prize winner; Dormbase named runner-up
CloudTop takes top $100K competition prize
May 17, 2012A record 215 teams competed in this year’s business plan competition.
IDEAS Global Challenge coordinator discusses intersection of innovation and public service
April 20, 2012Facilitated by Kate Mytty, competition will award up to $10,000 per team next month.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria
Three MIT teams mess with Texas, take SXSW Accelerator by storm
March 19, 2012
Startup developing new battery technology wins $12,000 in first MIT ACCELERATE contest
March 6, 2012
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: Recovers.org
February 24, 2012Out of a crisis that struck close to home, sisters develop innovative disaster relief solution.
MIT team promotes prostate cancer prognosis tool
February 14, 2012Group is a semifinalist in MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
Experimental World War I video game combats 'over-engineered' storytelling
February 1, 2012MIT lab proves games don't need supercharged technology to create dramatic narratives.
Robots go head to head, 250 miles above Earth
January 25, 2012Third annual Zero Robotics competition pits robots against each other on the International Space Station.