14 July 2008

Neurotechnology @ MIT & Beyond ~ An Enormous Emerging Research & Venture Domain

I've written before about the promise of Neurotechnology broadly -- the advances through neuroscience and neuroengineering of our ability to diagnose and treat mind, brain, and nervous system ailments of all types. Here at MIT, various colleagues and I are adding our piece, including with Chuck Eesley co-organizing Neurotech@MIT gathering this Tuesday night July 15th 2008, from 7-9pm. This informal evening of drinks, brainstorming, and conversation with fellow inventive and entrepreneurial friends will be at the Royal East over dinner. The Royal East Restaurant is at 792 Main St. Cambridge, MA. We each chip in to split the cost. Plus check out our MIT Neurotech blog.

This Fall 2008, together with Ed Boyden and Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, I'm co-teaching Neurotechnology Ventures, an Institute-wide elective projects-course at MIT on the challenges of envisioning, planning, and building startups to bring neuroengineering innovations to the world... The whole arena of Neurotechnology is blossoming. Further anecdotal evidence includes the recent Rice Business Plan Contest where over 10% of all 36 semi-finalists were Neurotech-related.

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