Tata Center for Technology and Design program "aims to close the gap between ideas and implementation," says program director Jason Prapas.
Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.
Eight teams pitched business ideas, and three took home cash prizes, at the annual entrepreneurship competition.
Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future.
Meal kits for “food deserts” and crowdsourced crop-pricing platform win Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize.
Study projects likely impacts on food prices, bioenergy production, and deforestation.
Nine student teams pitched solutions to global water issues at annual event.
MIT-developed system could provide drinking water even in extremely arid locations.
Water industry publication recognizes J-WAFS director John Lienhard and other influential water sector leaders with strong connections to MIT, in 2018 Top 25 list.