MIT Accelerating Innovation in Design, Cities, and the Built Environemnt
The Middle Frame
Not your typical Arab images
Inclusion improves innovation.
Experience rare design.
Harness the Heat
Urban comfort out of thin air
An urban microbusiness cultivator for retail and food vendors of color
Somoto transforms community infrastructure into creative learning spaces for young people
Creating equity through negotiation.
Using the value of waste to create better living conditions in refugee camps.
Combining drone technology and digital collaboration tools to revolutionize urban inspection
A location Intelligence, AI prediction platform built to help tangible businesses scale.
Improving transit stations through revolutionary retail
Matching developers with diverse artists and managing public art requirements
Out of the Box
Creating exceptional learning environments, right out of the box
Making Green Places on the Roofs of Paris
Design learning in a box
Digital platform to improve housing and mobility choices of lower income populations
Database and platform to improve government buy-out process of flood prone properties
Preconstruction intelligence for architects and manufacturers
Enhancing the sustainability, safety, and harmony of urban streets with peer-to-peer synchronized technology for micromobility
Live Large in Small Space
Turn-key services for home maintenance.
Assuring water quantity and quality for households in Palestine and other developing countries.
Enabling low income workers in India to make insightful seasonal migration decisions for employment, housing and transportation.
Decoding human behavior in physical spaces to enable customer knowledge
A business-to-consumer company that will help homeowners save their architectural histories using digital fabrication.
A marketplace digitalization of informal economies operating in low income environments
Creating a world where every building makes us healthier
A novel machine for installing pipelines in urban environments without digging trenches.
A social enterprise that matches empty nesters with graduate students to provide housing and social solutions.
Software algorithms to turn simple pictures into intelligent 3D models for design and renovation.
Technology to identify, design and develop neighborhood-scale housing with the efficiencies of larger development.
Creating Montessori-inspired toys for young children to learn computer science-without using computers.
A space utilization analytics company helping managers of physical space maximize the utility of their assets through automated monitoring.
Measuring the concentration of drugs that are excreted in urine and collected in sewers and mapping this data to empower communities to tackle the opioid epidemic in real time.
Transforming public buses into vehicles of urban exploration by employing audio-augmented reality on smartphones.
Capturing and converting aerial imagery into digital CAD plans for site surveys and construction monitoring.
Revolutionary new financing model for homeownership that allows a greater cross section of society to engage in the housing market.
Connecting infrastructure providers with people living in informal communities in the developing world.
Software to help commercial real estate investors, brokers, and lenders make data-driven investment decisions based on planning and environmental trends and forecasts.
Empowering creative communities in cities by transforming vacant and underutilized buildings into collective and collaborative artist studios and gallery space.
Next generation all-weather boot sold direct-to-consumer.
Real-time diagnostic "smart tattoo" for human skin to monitor levels of blood analytes like glucose, sodium, potassium, albumin, and others such as those found on a basic blood panel.
Physical and digital interface to influence and record your dreams.
Public space infrastructure for disaster resilience and response.
Early childhood learning environment furniture in rural and developing parts of India.
AI-enabled adaptive environment for improving yields in indoor agriculture.