SENSE.nano SYMPOSIUM on September 30, 2019

This full-day symposium highlighted the needs for new SENSE technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impact of these technologies. One symposium stream focused on sensing for AR / VR. The second symposium stream focused on sensing for advanced manufacturing. SENSE includes sensors, new instrumentation, remote sensing, and other measurements technologies. Technical, business, and visionary leaders from MIT, industry, and society shared their experiences and insight via a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, posters, and a panel discussion.

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Call for SENSE.nano Seed Grant Proposals 2019

MIT.nano has announced a call for proposals for the 2019 SENSE.nano seed grants.

Open to MIT principal investigators, the call seeks innovative projects that have the potential to advance the mission of SENSE.nano. SENSE.nano—the first Center of Excellence powered by MIT.nano—focuses on novel sensors, sensing systems, and sensing solutions that provide previously unimaginable insight into the condition of our world. 

These are Internal Seed Grants of $75k for one year, to facilitate Grand Challenges identification, to seed projects, to start collaborations, and motivate further industry funding. Proposals are due September 20, 2019. The time is short, so that we can prepare to discuss the proposals at an October 1, 2019, SENSE.nano advisory board meeting with external industry-based advisors.

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Augmenting our natural senses

What could you do if you had 7 senses? 10 senses? More? What would you do with all of that information? How big would your brain need to be? How would you communicate what you feel?

Medical sensors on mannequin


Autonomous car cockpit


Weather station in verdant pastoral setting


Concept sensor used in flower farm to monitor moisture, pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and sunlight in soil.


SENSE.nano is MIT.nano's first Center of Excellence, focusing on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems.

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