Over 60 students, faculty, and staff members affiliated with the MIT Tata Center will spend their IAP on the Indian subcontinent conducting research
IIT Bombay professor urges engineers to think simply and educators to create enlightened entrepreneurs in visit to MIT
Meeting between sister-centers yields cross-pollination of ideas, and further collaborations are planned for 2015
“In nighttime satellite images...burning gas looks like bright cities where cities don't belong."
Tech visionary visits MIT Tata Center, shares lessons learned from building India's unique identity program.
While conventional desalination systems in India use reverse-osmosis, Tata Center researchers are exploring a different option -- one that may finally work at village-scale.
“When I started [the LFC] I was like, ‘Man, this is a crazy hard engineering challenge.’”
“The ambitious program, which so far includes projects focused on energy, water, healthcare, agriculture, and housing, calls on students to be simultaneously creative, pragmatic, and entrepreneurial.”
“This is like the birth of the Internet, but it’s literally an internet of things. It’s an internet where data becomes things and things become data. And we’re seeing the births of entirely new businesses where you go to market by shipping data and you produce on-demand where you consume.”
“If you are a wheelchair user who lives in a rural area, there’s not really a good mobility aid that allows you to travel a long distance on many types of terrains, but is also small and maneuverable to use indoors. That is kind of what set the stage for creating the LFC.”