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Investments

12

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

10

About Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is devoted to the advancement of knowledge and education of students in areas that contribute to or prosper in an environment of science and technology.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Headquarter Location

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139,

United States

617-253-1000

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Latest Massachusetts Institute of Technology News

New Method for Quantifying Radiation Damage

Aug 10, 2022

A tiny titanium nut that had been taken from inside the reactor was just the thing to show that a new technique developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can find defects inside materials, even those that have been exposed to radiation, with five times more sensitive than current methods. The study is predicted to have an impact since it verifies the unexpectedly important role played by the small unseen flaws in the microstructural evolution of materials exposed to irradiation that is confirmed by both experiments and simulations. The technique that the researchers employed is known as differential scanning calorimetry, and the apparatus they used was essentially the same as the one applied in monitoring energy changes. The new technology showed that a lot of the damage that occurs inside reactors is at the atomic scale, making it challenging to find using current techniques. Through the way it alters with temperature, the approach offers a way to directly detect this damage. Because of this, nuclear reactors that are now in use might be able to continue their safe operation for longer periods of time than was previously believed to be possible. The new method revealed that much of the damage that occurs inside reactors occur at the atomic scale, making it difficult to detect using existing methods. The technique allows for direct measurement of this damage by observing how it changes with temperature. As a result, it could be used to measure samples from the current fleet of nuclear reactors, potentially allowing for the safe operation of plants far beyond their currently licenced lifetimes. Moreover, the new method looks at the amount of energy stored within a material’s structure rather than directly seeing its physical composition. Any interference with the material’s regular atomic structure, such as that brought on by mechanical stress or radiation exposure, adds extra energy to the substance. Even if the damage is in the form of atomic-scale flaws that are too small to be seen using microscopes or other detection techniques, it is still possible to compute the total amount of damage within the material by watching and measuring that energy difference. This method’s underlying theory had been thoroughly developed through calculations and simulations. However, it was the actual testing on that one titanium nut from the MIT nuclear reactor that offered the proof, opening the way for a new method of determining material damage. In addition, the differential component refers to the fact that two similar chambers are measured at once, one empty and one containing the sample being investigated. The scanning component involves gradually raising the temperature a little at a time and observing how the sample reacts. The difference between the two offers information about the sample’s energy. The process, according to the researchers, is not limited to the study of metals, nor is it limited to radiation damage. The method could be used to measure other types of defects in materials, such as those caused by stresses or shockwaves, and it could also be applied to ceramics or semiconductors. They went on to say that measuring defects in other materials can be up to 10,000 times easier than measuring defects in metals and that if they can do it with metals, they can make it extremely, universally applicable.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investments

12 Investments

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in EarlyBird Education as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2021.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/5/2021

Seed VC

EarlyBird Education

$1.5M

Yes

5

6/19/2018

Grant

Mobile Pixels

$0.04M

Yes

1

5/21/2018

Grant

Ruangguru

Yes

1

10/24/2017

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

4/28/2016

Biz Plan Competition

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$99M

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10

Date

5/5/2021

6/19/2018

5/21/2018

10/24/2017

4/28/2016

Round

Seed VC

Grant

Grant

Seed VC

Biz Plan Competition

Company

EarlyBird Education

Mobile Pixels

Ruangguru

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Amount

$1.5M

$0.04M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

1

1

10

10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 2 funds, including MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund

1

MIT-Africa-Imperial College London Seed Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

Fund

MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund

MIT-Africa-Imperial College London Seed Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$99M

Sources

1

10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 10 strategic partners and customers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently partnered with Majid Al Futtaim Group on June 6, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/20/2022

Partner

United Arab Emirates

1

6/15/2022

Partner

United States

1

6/14/2022

Partner

Belgium

News: I-care Enters into Licensing Agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ben Detober , CEO of I-care USA and representative of I-care Group : `` We are very proud and honored to sign this agreement with the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to benefit from their incredible technology .

1

6/3/2022

Partner

China

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10

5/31/2022

Partner

Denmark

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10

Date

6/20/2022

6/15/2022

6/14/2022

6/3/2022

5/31/2022

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Arab Emirates

United States

Belgium

China

Denmark

News Snippet

News: I-care Enters into Licensing Agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ben Detober , CEO of I-care USA and representative of I-care Group : `` We are very proud and honored to sign this agreement with the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to benefit from their incredible technology .

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Sources

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1

10

10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Team

9 Team Members

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 9 team members, including current Executive Vice President, Glen Shor.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Glen Shor

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Executive Vice President

Current

Tom Smith

Senior Director

Current

Kellen B

Matrix Partners, RapidSOS, MIT Sloan, and American Express

Founder

Former

Newton Howard

Founder

Former

Ted Blackman

President

Former

Name

Glen Shor

Tom Smith

Kellen B

Newton Howard

Ted Blackman

Work History

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Matrix Partners, RapidSOS, MIT Sloan, and American Express

Title

Executive Vice President

Senior Director

Founder

Founder

President

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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