International development through dialogue, design, and dissemination
February 10, 2014Amy Smith and students at MIT’s D-Lab create products for, and with, communities in the developing world.
D-Lab Scale-Ups awards funds to three MIT social entrepreneurs
May 16, 2013Shawn Wen ‘13, Kevin Cedrone SM ’10 PhD ‘13 and Sumana Shrestha MBA ‘13 to join the Phase I Fellowship Program
Amy Smith named one of 'Boston's Most Influential Women'
April 26, 2013D-Lab founder and co-director recognized by the Women of the Harvard Club Committee
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
Scaling Development Ventures conference goes digital in face of storm
February 15, 2013Speakers and attendees from around world convene online to share lessons learned on the path to 'scaling-up' products and services for global social impact.
Bringing the world to innovation
November 8, 2012With up to $25 million in new USAID funding, MIT’s D-Lab will gain greater ability to help people in the developing world find their own solutions.
MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
November 8, 2012Institute researchers aim to spur development and evaluation of useful technologies to help the world’s poor.
Where in the world did MIT undergraduates go?
October 11, 2012In 2011-12, more than 700 took part in opportunities across the globe.
D-Lab Scale-Ups program offers $20,000 in seed funds to MIT alumni social entrepreneurs
September 26, 2012Proposals for 'Phase II' one-year fellowships due Oct. 5
Innovation in the classroom
September 21, 2012‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning.
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MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
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In The World: Helping Brazilians turn waste into products
August 31, 2012International summit fosters ways of producing everything from food to flooring, using discarded materials.
In the World: MIT-designed cooler preserves tuberculosis drugs, records doses
May 29, 2012A simple cooler could help patients battle antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.
Legatum Center awards seed grants
May 23, 2012Program has now funded more than 100 projects since 2009.
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: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 25, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
In the World: Cultivating creativity
May 8, 2011For some of the world’s poorest people, the biggest impact can come from fostering creative problem-solving.
Spotlight on service
May 3, 2011IDEAS and Global Challenge competitions award nearly $150,000 to teams of public service innovators working around the world.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 7, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.