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Research roommates
Mass Innovation Labs planning another shared lab space for Cambridge
A screenshot from the Mass Innovation Labs website shows a building at 675 Kendall Street in Cambridge.
Cambridge may soon get a second shared laboratory space for life sciences companies in the shadow of the Genzyme building in Kendall Square. And one of the people behind the Mass Innovation Labs project says that it will be different from — and possibly larger than — LabCentral, which opened late last year with financial backing from the state's Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and corporate sponsors like Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. Read More
FIRE SALE
Amazon's new Fire Phone comes courtesy of secretive Lab126, with offices in Cambridge
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Amazon's new Fire Phone isn't shy about capitalizing on what the company does best — cloud services, easy purchases, and a growing library of streaming movies, music, and books. It also capitalized on the company's secretive Cambridge brain trust at the company's Lab126, which also has offices in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Seattle. Read More
Walk the walk
kendall square tour A while back, Scott Kirsner proposed an Innovation Trail to highlight the region's impact not just on American history, but on scientific progress. Given Kendall Square's entrepreneurial spirit, perhaps it was inevitable that someone took the idea and ran with it:
The “amazing things” idea applied to most of the stops on the new Innovations of Cambridge tour in Kendall Square and on the MIT campus. As an actor, Berger-Jones has performed with the Huntington Theatre Company, the American Repertory Theater and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, among many others. But on this day his role was highlighting past, present and future achievements in science and technology in the neighborhood. Over the hour-plus tour, he pointed out landmarks like the place where the rubber fire hose was invented. He pointed out the dome where MIT students have pulled legendary pranks and named the geniuses underfoot on the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame.
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Global Biz Hub
MIT eTeams shows effective acceleration for international startups in Boston
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Contributed article from Jos Scheffelaar, chief executive and co-founder of the Launch in US Alliance and EuroUS Accelerator. He is also an MIT eTeams organizing committee member. In earlier editions of this blog you have been reading about a group of European companies participating in the unique MIT eTeams international acceleration program that was held in Cambridge from May 2-16. Read More
Rising tide
Will the Innovation District be underwater? A sea level rise plan for Boston
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This is a guest post from Gina Ford, a principal at Sasaki Associates. Sasaki is a Boston-based planning and design firm that works locally and around the globe. They are running an exhibit on sea level rise and resilience in Boston at District Hall through June 4 It’s hard to picture, but the potential danger is real: By 2050, there could be an additional two feet of water due to sea level rise, seven feet during a major storm, and 14 feet during a Category 3 hurricane. By 2100, sea levels are projected to elevate as much as six feet. Read More
Sustaining the conversation
IERG forum brings global perspectives on sustainability, energy
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By Paula Garcia Every April, the IERG (International Executives Resources Group) Boston has an event focusing on what's new and in the news within the Green / Clean Tech / Renewables / Sustainability area. This year was a fascinating event, with an expert panel made up for three different points of view as well as an awesome moderator. The topic of sustainability evokes many different thoughts, opinions and of course political positions; when looking at this from a global angle it adds an element of perspective. The very definition of sustainability keeps on challenging the industry and experts. Read More
International Innovation
MIT International Innovation Symposium showcases impressive European startups
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Last summer I had the great fortune of visiting Portugal to get a better understanding of the startup ecosystem there. Since not everyone can go to Portugal to see it up close, thankfully MIT brought a portion of that ecosystem to Cambridge for Wednesday's MIT International Innovation Symposium. Read More