Solving big health issues (e.g., cancer, Parkinson's, clean drinking water) seems forever out of our grasp. But for each big issue, there is a discrete challenge which is solvable within a few years with existing innovations, a clear focus, and the right incentives. Over time, these small victories together transform lives.
Until 1922, diabetic children rarely lived a year after diagnosis. With no effective treatment aside from a semi-starvation diet, a diabetic's outlook appeared grim.
With all these solutions together, a child born with diabetes today can experience a quality of life like other children.
What's a big health issue that you care deeply about? Find out how to partner with us, and be responsible for one of these small victories.
Christian is the Founder of Curated Innovation, a Cambridge-based innovation lab which brings together leading university scientists, donors, and investors to create technology that will make an impact on a health issue they care about. Previously, he invested in spinouts from MIT and Harvard through incTANK Ventures and served as interim CEO at Ligon Discovery, during which time he led strategic deals with Bayer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Before that, he founded and co-led two technology companies: Lincoln Group, acquired by GPI; and Akaru, one of the first Software-as-a-Service companies, acquired by NewChannel. Christian holds a BA and MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. He completed studies in molecular biology and materials science as a Fellow at MIT. Charitable activities include serving as a coach for United Way Youth Venture. At his core, Christian is dedicated to solving technology challenges that impact humanity.
Conceived and created two industry-changing technologies: a $20/month unlimited hybrid WiFi-cellular phone and selling/providing Internet bandwidth through an exchange. Anders is Vice President of Research and Development at Bandwidth.com, a telecommunications company powering Skype, Google, Vonage and other leading application and voice providers. Recently, he led the development of Republic Wireless, a $19/month hybrid WiFi-cellular smartphone disruptively innovating the cellular industry. Previously, he developed Internet technologies at Imagine Media in Silicon Valley and market visualization systems for Dow Jones in New York. Charitable activities include installation of satellite Internet for a hospital in Haiti.
Terry is the President of Curated Innovation. Her diverse career path has included engineering, non-profit fundraising, and cancer research philanthropy. At her core, Terry is a social connector, bringing people and innovative projects together. Most recently, Terry served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Rising Tide Foundation in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and as an Advisor to the Global Philanthropic Trust in the Cayman Islands. Terry brings 18 years of experience as a fundraiser, having raised millions in operating capital for various nonprofit and political causes, including FreedomWorks and the Cato Institute. She spent the first decade of her career as an engineer working on defense technology. She also worked on Capitol Hill as a top aide to Congressman Christopher Cox. In early 2007, Terry formed Dagny, LLC, offering strategic management services to philanthropic charities and non-profit organizations. Terry is a graduate of Grove City College, where she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
Innovation Curator. Invented Optogenetics, combining innovations in materials science, genomics, optics, microfabrication, computation, and protein engineering into breakthrough tools now in use by over 600 labs and research institutes worldwide. Leads Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT. Recipient of TR35, NIH Director's New Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, and Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.
Contributed to four approved drugs in the fields of glaucoma, HIV, and HCV. Formerly CTO and Chair, SAB at Vertex and is current or former member of >10 journal editorial boards, 9 Scientific Advisory Boards, and 2 Boards of Directors. He has authored >40 issued patents, >80 scientific publications, and >130 invited lectures.
Leads Camera Culture research group at MIT Media Lab. Prolific inventor across fields of computational photography, imaging, and human-computer interaction, including a camera that sees around corners and a camera that sees faster than light. Recipient of TR35 and DARPA Young Faculty awards. He holds >50 patents.
Translates academic innovation to industry. Inventor of technology and standards behind RFID, spun out as EPC Global. Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, co-founder and former CSO at OATSystems, acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE:CKP).
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