CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT today announced it is awarding $706,000 in grants to ten MIT research teams currently working on early-stage technologies. These projects have the potential to make a significant impact on our quality of life in cancer treatment, computation, arthritis, recovery from cataract surgery, semiconductor manufacture, image processing, retinal disease detection, food production and distribution.
The Deshpande Center, acting as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship, awards grants that fund proof-of-concept explorations and validation for emerging technologies. "These projects are great examples of the exciting research at MIT. Each of them has the potential to significantly benefit to peoples' lives," says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering. "From healthcare, to big data, to semiconductors, to the food industry -- the Deshpande Center increases the impact of MIT's researchers by accelerating the movement of their work out of the lab and into practical solutions that benefit society."
The fall 2012 grant recipients are:
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology