Idea Bank

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The rising senior population due to the three major worldwide trends (see appendix A below)will force designers and programmers to make their solutions accessible to the seniors and disabled populations. We want to offer fast and accurate...
Sunish Gupta of Easy Alliance March 22, 2017
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Your idea to save the world goes nowhere if you can't make people aware of it. And let's face it. People with great ideas are not always great communicators. They have their heads down and their noses to the grindstone--not the...
Tom Rutledge March 18, 2017
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Some people are entrepreneurial by nature, they have drive to make something happen. Some are research-oriented, they try to uncover truth. Some are puzzle solvers, finding a solution that does the most with the least. Some may be...
Jim Papadopoulos, SB '79, Ph.D. '86 March 17, 2017
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There are several large problems facing the world in the 20th century: climate change, pollution, water shortage, poverty, food production, health, education, energy, etc. Broadly speaking, there are three main ways of addressing large...
Robert House, ODL-Engineering, UX Designer March 9, 2017
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As an SDM student we are taught to look at a system/product/solution in a holistic manner giving due consideration to the business and technology aspects of the system. We regularly analyze the work being done in MIT labs in our technology...
Sridhar Narayanan, MIT-SDM program February 28, 2017
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Create a program that allows second-semester seniors and recent graduates to pursue the ideas for which they designed during capstone design courses (2.009, 22.033, 2.013, etc.) at scale. Structured programming, equipment, financial...
Pedro Polanco January 26, 2017
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I have seen first-hand how valuable a rightly timed advice from a seasoned industry participant can have on a venture's path to success. One one occasion, it led to funding and in other to a pivot away from the established path....
Enrique Shadah January 25, 2017
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EcoTech Visions offers innovative startup-related services to grow greentech-manufacturing companies (GMCs). GMCs are product or service based companies with a B2B or B2G model that facilitate carbon neutral production and have a low to...
Pandwe Aletha Gibson January 23, 2017
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There is significant research that says group input on a problem is better than the solution by a specialized PhD. Organize town halls to explain current cutting edge problems to the public and see what solutions they suggest. Along the...
Linda Perry '74 January 21, 2017
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In my life I have run across many with talent to spare who cannot use it for lack of the advanced degree or the academic connections. Create a way, similar perhaps to the apprenticeship or an un-student UROP, for alumni/ae and retirees to...
Linda Perry '74 January 21, 2017
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