Biomimicry and the Culinary Arts

Researchers are collaborating with Spanish chef Jose Andres to create biomimetic inventions at the margins of science and the culinary arts, inspired by floating flowers and water-walking insects.

Detecting Early Signs of Neurodegenerative Disorders

These researchers are developing a new technology to detect early signs of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders via the finger interaction with electronic devices.

Electronic Posture Monitoring to Treat Scoliosis

This project aims to help scoliosis patients to control their spinal alignment via posture-monitoring electronics, potentially avoiding more traumatic therapeutic approaches.

IAP Madrid

Students can spend Independent Activities Period (IAP) during January in Madrid, living with a host family and studying Spanish with an instructor and peers from MIT.

Identifying Placental Inefficiency

Supported by the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium, Team Fetal aims to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify placental insufficiency that may put a fetus at risk.

Identifying Resistant Cancers Earlier

Supported by the MIT-Madrid M+Visión Consortium, Team Tx Response is working on a way to measure the effectiveness of cancer therapies and identify resistant cancers early in treatment.

M+Visión Advanced Fellowship

This program aims to strengthen the career development of researchers in the area of biomedical imaging through fellowships to develop translational research projects in host organizations.


MIT students can spend a fall or spring semester in Spain, studying at Universidad Carlos III Madrid, with classes in English and Spanish. Earn credit towards your major and beyond. Participate in an optional internship during the semester to complement your academic courses. Stay with a local family in Madrid. They will provide breakfast and dinner for you daily.

Monitoring Dehydration in Elderly Care Homes

These researchers are developing a non-invasive monitor that mitigates the widespread problem of dehydration in elderly care homes by directly sensing physiological hydration.

Monitoring Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Supported by the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium, Team Albumin is developing novel MRI approaches for pancreatic cancer treatment monitoring through in vivo quantification of tissue albumin.

Personalized Chemotherapy Regimes

Supported by the MIT-Madrid M+Visión Consortium, Team Leuko aims to develop home-based test of white blood cells that enables physicians to personalize chemotherapy and increase cancer survival.

Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems.