In its first-ever 2022 MCSC Seed Awards program, the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) awarded 20 projects a total of $5 million over two years. Principal investigators from all five of MIT’s schools are leading the winning projects.
The MCSC Seed Awards are designed to engage MIT researchers and connect the consortium’s economy-wide work to ongoing and new climate and sustainability projects across campus. The program also provides a chance for the approved projects to form networks in order to maximize their impact and ensure that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
For example, the MCSC can facilitate connections between the technologists at MIT who are developing recovery approaches for metals, plastics, and fiber, the urban planners who are uncovering barriers to reuse, and the engineers who will look for efficiency opportunities in reverse supply chains to drive progress under the awards category Circularity and Materials.