Bose Challenge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 22nd, 2018 | In partnership with Bose and MIT | Boston, MA


Bose Challenge: MIT

October 22nd, 2018

On October 22nd, over 100 MIT students came together for a kickoff event in partnership with Real Industry and Bose. Students worked interdisciplinary teams to gain real-world experience designing for AR, exploring how companies actually develop products, and developing their professional networks.

Our mission is educate, empower, and inspire university students to succeed in industry. Our partnership with Bose and MIT allows us to provide hundreds of students with the hands-on experience, mentorship, and guidance they need to thrive!
— Jay LeBoeuf, founder and Executive Director of Real Industry.

After learning more about the challenge at the kick-off event, students broke into teams to start on their task. All student teams attending the 3 hour kickoff event received Bose hardware. Over the following 2 weeks, students used Bose hardware to explore a problem or opportunity, build something, and communicate the engineering and business values behind their accomplishments.


Team Runner's High won the MIT Bose Challenge. Check out the video below for an explanation of their product.

Congratulations to the Runner’s High team:

Jooyeon Lee, Media Lab

Dominic Co, Architecture '19

Yasunori Toshimitsu, Mechanical Engineering '20


Bose wants to empower students to learn about audio augmented reality and design meaningful experiences around it. Bose AR is a new audio augmented reality technology and platform that makes it possible to superimpose sound on top of the real world. With AR, novel experiences for music, communicating, learning, traveling, and more are possible.

Thank you to all of our student participants from MIT and to our partners at Bose!