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IDEAS Alumni: Spoiler Alert featured in the Boston Globe

Read the full article about this IDEAS Alumnus and their impact on the Boston Globe website. Over the past year and a half, the nation’s food chain has been upended…

IDEAS Alumni: Charlene Xia (G), Sustainable Sea

Charlene Xia (G), IDEAS 2021 grantee, was featured by MIT News for her IDEAS project, Sustainable Sea. Xia proposed a machine learning-based aquaculture monitoring and response system that uses microbiome data…

PKG Fellowships: Ben Hoyle (G), Part IV

Read Part I, Part II and Part III of Ben’s Fellowship experience. Ben Hoyle completed his Master of Architecture at MIT in June of 2021. During the summer, he laid…

IDEAS Alumni Carbon BioEnergy awarded the Catalyst Grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

IDEAS 2019 Alumni Carbon BioEnergy (formerly InSanirator) has been awarded the Catalyst Grant of $65,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The grant funding will help them develop the next…

PKG Fellowships: Ben Hoyle (G), Part III

Click to read Part I and Part II of Ben’s PKG Fellowship experience. Ben Hoyle completed his Master of Architecture at MIT in June of 2021. During the summer, he…

PKG Fellowships: Ben Hoyle (G), Part II

Click here to read Part I of Ben’s PKG Fellowships experience. The most significant progress since my last post has been through correspondences with others working in the same sector…

PKG Fellowships: Ben Hoyle (G), Part I

Ben Hoyle just completed his Master in Architecture at MIT. During summer 2021, he is piloting Kivuli, a social enterprise he co-founded in Nairobi which is focused on supporting workers in the…

IDEAS Alumni Profile: SmartSpout

SmartSpout, a 2014 IDEAS awardee, was recently featured by the University of Toronto Engineering News. IDEAS alumni Natasha Wright and David Meyer (né Taylor) started working on this project when…

Social innovation — a corporate revolution or lip service?

Rustam Khan is a Graduate Community Fellow for the IDEAS Social Innovation program at the PKG Center. He wrote this opinion piece for The Tech, which you can read in…

MIT IDEAS Celebrates 20 Years of Social Innovation at MIT

Six new IDEAS teams receive grants to continue developing their work with communities Currently, less than 7% of high school graduates in Eswatini proceed to higher education according to a…