PROTO VENTURES CHANNEL:

Fusion & Clean Energy

MISSION

To accelerate the creation of clean energy ventures from MIT.

BACKGROUND

MIT has a track record of big, bold, clean energy spinoffs. Innovation is guaranteed; now the challenge is, how can we make more of these potentially world-changing companies — and how can we accelerate ideas that can solve Earth’s most pressing challenges?

 

The Fusion & Clean Energy channel launched under the Office of Innovation in 2022 in partnership with MIT’s Plasma Science Fusion Center (PSFC).

This channel focuses on creating groundbreaking new opportunities in clean energy by leveraging MIT’s top-tier talent and core competencies, including superconducting magnets, artificial intelligence, robotics, plasma science, high-power radio frequency systems, cryogenics, advanced materials, electromagnetic sensors, and high energy physics.

WHO WE ARE

VENTURE BUILDER

David Cohen-Tanugi
Founder, Embr Labs
Ph.D., MIT Department of Materials Science & Engineering ’15

FACULTY DIRECTOR

Dennis Whyte
Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Hitachi America Professor of Engineering

MANAGING DIRECTORS

Gene Keselman
Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Executive Director, Mission Innovation Experimental (MIx)

Michael Short
Class of ’42 Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Associate Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center

INTERNAL ADVISORS

Fiona Murray
Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and the William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Michael Cima
David H. Koch (1962) Professor of Engineering
Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program

Andrew Lo
Charles E. & Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT School of Management
Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

EXTERNAL ADVISORS

Francesca Ferrazza
Naimish Patel
Jono Goldstein
Ally Yost
Badar Khan
Louis Carranza
Francis O’Sullivan
Nagarjuna Venna
Stephanie Connaughton
Dan Goodman
Luis Soenksen

CLEAN ENERGY

NEWS & PUBLICATIONS