Category Archives: Innovation

  1. Smell the Innovation: An Interview with Dr. Avery Gilbert

    In our latest feature expert interview series, we sat down with Dr. Avery Gilbert, a distinguished olfactory scientist, industry veteran, and President of Synesthetics, Inc. He shared with us what exciting breakthroughs and applications lie ahead in the world of smell technology. Propel(x):  You’ve had a long career in both basic and applied research on…

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  2. The True Potential of Cleantech: An Interview with Jason Holt

    The Cleantech industry is at the vanguard of confronting some of the most important challenges of our time. From energy storage to waste management, clean technologies are transforming the way we interact with our environment. However, Cleantech has long been considered an investing black hole where it’s impossible to make money. Here steps in Jason…

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  3. The Thinkers of Tomorrow: How the Conrad Foundation is Nurturing the Next Generation of Innovators

    They’re making brain food for astronauts to take into space, creating lightweight, flame-resistant gear for firefighters, and purifying water in Nigeria–and they’re all under the age of 18. For over decade, the Conrad Foundation has been fostering the best (and youngest) inventors and innovators. In the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, these young scholars compete…

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  4. Comet Labs: Bringing Artificial Intelligence to an Industry Near You

    In HBO’s latest hit, Westworld, the creators push the boundaries of what can be accomplished through artificial intelligence. Humanoid robots (or “Hosts”) interact with guests in a decadent theme park where anything goes and rules don’t apply. But while the world of robots escorting us through the Wild West may seem like a dizzy daydream,…

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  5. AquaFresco Is Cleaning Up The Way We Do Laundry

    by Joel Greenberg Most college kids make their way through school giving nary a thought to two little words: clean clothes. Gather them up before break, take them home, and hand them to mom and dad to wash for the next semester. But PhD candidates at MIT are wired differently. And because three of them…

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