In this video series, you’ll learn the origin stories behind some of CSAIL’s most innovative startups, including what sparked the idea, the strategies behind launching a successful company, and how they’re implementing novel technology.

Introduction with Lori Glover

CSAIL Alliances Director Lori Glover gives an overview of the exciting research and business insights in our Research to Reality series.

Research to Reality with GelSight

MIT CSAIL’s Professor Ted Adelson and his team spun Gelsight out his group’s CSAIL research. GelSight technology uses tiny cameras placed inside soft robotic fingers to enable robots to sense the world around them. Now the team is developing new technologies in the fields of 3D imaging, perceptual modeling, and signal processing. Their products are used in a myriad of industries to gather critical information on factory floors and in the field.

Research to Reality with Inkbit

Hear the story of how Inkbit spun out of the lab at MIT CSAIL, and has grown to be a leader of innovation in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing space.

Tamr with Professor Mike Stonebraker and Co-founders

Hear from CSAIL's Turing Award winning computer scientist Adjunct Professor Michael Stonebraker on the origins of his company Tamr. Professor Stonebraker is joined by Tamr co-founder CEO and entrepreneur Andy Palmer, as well as Daniel Bruckner and Alex Pagan, two Tamr co-founders who were at CSAIL when Tamr started.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics with Professors Sam Madden and Hari Balakrishnan

Hear from CSAIL Professors Sam Madden and Hari Balakrishnan as they share the story of how MIT research became Cambridge Mobile Telematics, the world's leading telematics company.

Research to Reality with Akamai CEO and MIT Professor Tom Leighton

Hear from Akamai CEO and MIT Professor Tom Leighton about how he spun out MIT research into the world's leading Content Delivery Network company. Other long time Akamai employees and MIT community members share insights into Akamai's growth and expansion into new business areas like Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing.