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IDEAS Alumni Profile: Takachar, Safi Organics

This year marks 20 years of IDEAS at MIT. 20 years of funding social innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT. 20 years of supporting over 190 teams in over 44 countries…

Thanks for a great ALC!

PKG Social Impact Interns and IDEAS Alum speak to their experiences with public service at MIT! Robert Cancio (’23) and So Hee Ahn (’22) were COVID Action Recovery Interns with…

IDEAS 2020 Grantees Selected

The 2020 IDEAS Awards took place virtually on Sunday, April 26.

Meet PKG: Rebecca Obounou, Assistant Dean of Social Innovation

Rebecca Obounou joined the PKG Center in April of 2019. As the annual IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge –a program Obounou would soon operate–reached its crescendo, she took on her new…

Three ways the PKG Center can help you take action after #ClimateStrike

Climate change is real, and its effects are already impacting the daily lives of every individual on Earth. We were heartened to see so many members of the MIT community…

Forbes: IDEAS Grantee Mercedes Bidart (QUIPU)

Mercedes Bidart, Co-Founder and CEO of QUIPU, was featured in Forbes Magazine! QUIPU was an IDEAS grantee, a start-up that focuses on building a digital market place for businesses in…

MIT News: IDEAS Grantee Surge Employment Solutions

Check out this IDEAS team in the MIT News! Surge Employment Solutions aims to place people in well-paid, high-skilled jobs after they have served time in prison.  “[Discrimination against the…

MIT News: IDEAS STEMGem Finds Love in the Lab

Congratulations to Larissa Nietner and Scott Nill! Co-founders of IDEAS team STEMGem–a wearable coding unit designed to engage young girls in STEM–and fellow PhD graduates, Nietner and Nill have a…

MIT News: IDEAS Grantee Soko

Soko, IDEAS grantee, was featured in the MIT News! Soko uses a mobile-based supply chain to give artisans in Kenya access to the fashion world.  “We started out choosing to…

MIT News: IDEAS Grantee Ricult (2018)

Ricult, an IDEAS 2018 grantee that focuses on aiding farmers out of extreme poverty, was featured in the MIT News! Read more about this team’s outstanding work here. “Farmers can…