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How Girls Will Save the World With Climate Action

HP and MIT Solve want to invest in girls and young women with an eye toward nurturing the next big idea to fight climate change.
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By Sarah Murry

Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives: Advancing Strategic Collaborations

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In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.

With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

Zero-Energy Devices - A New Opportunity in 6G

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Imagine a future where batteries never have to be recharged or replaced. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps not. Ericsson and MIT have teamed up to find out how zero-energy devices could harness energy from their surroundings – and transform industries in the process.

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Imagine a future where batteries never have to be recharged or replaced. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps not. Ericsson and MIT have teamed up to find out how zero-energy devices could harness energy from their surroundings – and transform industries in the process.

Change Agent Alex Amouyel: “There is no lone innovator”

The executive director of MIT Solve is cracking the code by bringing together brilliant minds and scalable resources to tackle the world's biggest challenges.
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By Ariel Foxman

How best to meet the most urgent challenges of a global community beset by inequity, injustice, and indifference? Imagine if that lofty mission were your actual day job. Alexandra Amouyel, executive director of MIT Solve, an initiative that connects tech entrepreneurs around the world with partners, funding, and resources, doesn’t have to imagine. Each year, the initiative invites anyone, from anywhere, to propose practical, scalable solutions to a select series of Solve’s hot-topic challenges.

Global Survey Ties Digital Investments to Growth, Business Resiliency During Pandemic

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It’s no surprise that COVID-19 changed—and accelerated—most organizations’ IT plans. As a result, technology executives are increasing their investments in digital technologies. They’re also speeding up what were once multi-year technology plans.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists in a New Way

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Momolue Kiadii, or ‘MJ’, is a rising 11th grader from Raleigh, NC who has been interested in science ever since he can remember, influenced by his mother who is a nurse. Over time, his focus on science didn’t waver, although the specific topics of interest evolved over time. “I first loved astronomy and then got interested in biology and now it’s biomedical engineering.”

Biogen and MIT Launch New Virtual Learning Lab for High School Students Historically Underrepresented in Science

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  • The online learning program combines lab simulations and mentoring experiences focused on biotechnology and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Four hundred students from Massachusetts and North Carolina are enrolling in this no-fee program that also provides students with computers and other technology resources
  • The initiative builds upon Biogen’s Community Lab, which has enrolled more than 55,000 students to date, and the Lemelson-MIT Program in inspiring the next generation of creative and inventive problem solvers 
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  • The online learning program combines lab simulations and mentoring experiences focused on biotechnology and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Four hundred students from Massachusetts and North Carolina are enrolling in this no-fee program that also provides students with computers and other technology resources
  • The initiative builds upon Biogen’s Community Lab, which has enrolled more than 55,000 students to date, and the Lemelson-MIT Program in inspiring the next generation of creative and inventive problem solvers 

Big Impact in Bio: Funding the Translation From Bench to Bedside at the American Academy

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At a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology last year, Megan Krench saw something remarkable: Children, previously unable to move their head or sit up, were turning their heads to look at their parents, sitting up, and even walking. It was a video of a company’s clinical trial for a gene therapy to treat a devastating childhood neuromuscular disorder, spinal muscular atrophy. Infants with this disease typically never reach any developmental milestones, and most die by age two.

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