Around MIT: Week of March 14th – March 28th, 2016

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

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Dead Ends and U-turns: All the Mistakes We’ve Made Utilizing Biomass Waste as Energy
Date: Tuesday, March 15th 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: E19-319

e4Dev Weekly Speaker Series in collaboration with the MIT Waste Alliance: PhD and MIT Tata Center student Kevin Kung will speak about his experiences with turning biomass waste into energy.

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Yes, Industry, there is a future for semiconductors
Date: Thursday, March 17th 2016
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Location: 36-101

“The only thing scarier than change is not changing. We must foresee change so that we can be in a stronger position than those who don’t.”
–Templeton, on the secret to TI’s longevity

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Directed Innovation: An Industry Perspective on Desired Innovations in Drug Delivery, Connected Medical Systems, and Information from Medical Devices
Date: Monday, March 28th 2016
Time: 4:00- 5:30pm
Location: 3-270

Paul Jansen, Associate Vice President and Head of Device Research, IP and Early Stage Development of Sanofi’s Medical Device Development Group, will talk about areas where they see the need for innovation.

Discover the pressing challenges of medical device technology to improve patient care in a pharmaceutical environment. Explore the details with Paul and his team, in an interactive dialogue.

Open to those interested in developing creative solutions that will bring advantages to the stakeholders in order to enhance healthcare. If you are involved with drug delivery, connected medical systems, or information from medical devices, you should definitely attend and join the discussion.

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The Paris Agreement and the race of our lives
Date: Monday, 28th March, 2016
Time: 4:45-6:00 pm
Location:E51-7th floor

The Paris climate agreement represents an enormous breakthrough in the long struggle to come to grips with global climate change. For the first time, developed and developing nations – 195 in all – agreed to cut the pollution that is causing rapid and dangerous changes to our environment. But now the hard work begins in earnest. If the Paris Agreement acts as a catalyst for a transformational change in the way we power the world economy, success is within our grasp. If, however, nations treat their commitments as an end in themselves, we will fall short. Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund and a preeminent U.S. climate leader, assesses the post-Paris landscape, including the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and outlines the keys to getting where we need to go: momentum toward clean energy in the United States, the rise of China as a climate problem solver, and the necessary ingredients for comprehensive climate policy.

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