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Innovation Sprint Spotlights

Prepared for wherever your passion takes you.

We develop innovation experiences. The focus is on immersive projects throughout the year-long MSIM program. You take what you learn in small seminars and apply it to solve real-world problems. All under expert guidance, where it’s safe to learn from mistakes. Collectively, all three Innovation Sprints will add tangible evidence to your resume for your job search, demonstrating your skills at identifying and driving innovation.

As important as technical skills are, it will be ever more important to rally others around a vision. When you graduate from the MSIM program, you’ll be able to push forward what you’re trying to accomplish because you’ve experienced what it means to be a leader.

Stacy Lennon

Check out some Innovation Sprints from recent cohorts!

Cellens

Launched by students in the 2019 - 2020 cohort, Cellens is working with Dr. Igor Sokolov to develop a noninvasive bladder cancer screening test. Cellens won the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center's Montle Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement, Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize, and 1st place in the $100k New Ventures Competition's Medical Device & Life Science track. They were also selected as finalists in national entrepreneurial competitions, Heartland Challenge and the M2D2 $200k Challenge.

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Potencia

Created by students in the 2018 - 2019 cohort, Potencia is a nonprofit that leverages the power of community to provide refugees and immigrants with English language learning services. Potencia won 2nd place in the Social Impact track of the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center's $100k New Ventures Competition, and was recently featured as speakers during Boston University's IDEA 2020 conference.

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ZwitterCo

Created by students in the 2017 - 2018 cohort, ZwitterCo is revolutionizing wastewater management through nanofiltration. In addition to winning Tufts Entrepreneurship Center's Ideas Competition and 1st place in General Technology track of the $100k New Ventures Competition, ZwitterCo has been awarded a $1.25M grant from the Department of Energy and $225K from the National Science Foundation. Until recently, the team had called Greentown Labs' tech incubator space home but is currently moving into their own office space in the Boston area.

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