Upcoming events: 29th February – 11th March 2016

Events for anyone interested in energy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and healthcare.

Featured Event:

Calling engineers, MBAs, and innovators!
Calling engineers, MBAs, and innovators!

Tata Center with the Martin Trust Center present: Speed Dating for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Developing World
Date: March 3rd, 2016
Time: 6:45-9:00 pm.
Location: Stata Center, 4th floor

Have an idea for a high impact research project but can’t find your perfect match? Do you have a passion for developing solutions for the emerging world? This may just be the event for you. Come Speed Date with students around campus who have the same passion. Bring your ideas, skill sets, or technologies and discuss the possibilities of collaboration on a wide range of projects!

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Huda Jaffer Mini Grids in India- Trends and Challenges
Date: March 1st, 2016
Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm
Location: E19-319

Huda Jaffer, lead designer at SELCO is here at MIT this week. The SELCO Foundation works to create a comprehensive system that provides reliable energy systems to the impoverished segment of the society. Linking benefits of sustainable energy to poverty eradication by collaborating with NGOs, local financial institutions, education institutions and social enterprises, SELCO moves forward in making a real change.

The Action Agenda: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Climate Change
Date: March 2nd, 2016
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: E19-319

The outcome of the UN’s climate talks urged governments to accelerate partnerships and increase climate action on ground. This event highlights UN’s climate action agenda, from its origins to its emergence at COP21 to its potential future.

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Digital Healthcare: How Smart Devices, Big Data, & Delivery Are Changing the Healthcare Industry
Date: March 2nd, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: 32-141

Digital Healthcare is on the rise and it has the potential to create a wide impact. Take part in a discussion focused on the collaboration of physicians, techies, analysts, venture capitalists, and regulatory agents. Panelists will share successes and challenges of this interdisciplinary industry and participate in Q&A discussing opportunities for addressing complex health issues.

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Batteries: Current and the Future:
Date: March 8th 2016
Time: 4:45-5:45 pm
Location: 66-110

This lecture will analyze the nature of energy storage and the existing technology, and present promising future batteries, which can have significantly higher energy density, lower cost, better safety, and longer life. Novel battery chemistries and materials are key for a revolutionary change.

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Efficient and Market-based Thermal Energy Storage of Renewable Energy
Speaker: David Baldwin, Sunlight Power Inc.
Date: March 11th 2016
Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location: NW17-218

To penetrate the electric power market more than the 10-15% range, all renewable power generation sources require storage to match temporal supply with demand. In addition, as for nearly all high-power generation sources today, the issue of the competing demands for fresh water makes their cooling-water requirements a paramount issue. SLPI has developed a new approach to high temperature thermal energy storage, utilizing latent heat principles in common NaCl, vapor heat transport, a cooling-water-free Brayton-cycle turbine, and a modular approach that can be flexibly applied to customer needs – all at attractive cost. The primary power source can be Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), for which the SLPI system is described, or wind/PV, which are discussed in less detail.

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