Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll

On July 16th, 2013, the Office of Technology Development at Boston University will host its fourth annual technology networking event entitled, Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR), from 4-8pm in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union.

TDRR is a networking event designed to connect scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. The event will showcase emerging technologies from Boston University’s research programs in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, medical technology, new ventures, and student-based ventures. The event will also include participation from key translational research centers including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Photonics Center, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation, and Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

The event prides itself on finding a great band every year to provide lively music and create a relaxed atmosphere for networking. This year, TDRR welcomes the musical talents of Brendan James, a singer/songwriter who specializes in folk-based piano music. Brendan recently started a Kickstarter $20,000 campaign to raise money for his new album and has already gained 385 backers totaling over $30,000.

The Boston University Provost, Jean Morrison, will also be attending to announce the recipient of this year’s Innovator of the Year Award. This award seeks to highlight translational research at Boston University by recognizing an entrepreneurial faculty member who translates their world-class research into inventions and innovations that benefit humankind. Dr. Paul Sanberg, founder of the National Academy of Inventors, will also be there to present the launch of the Boston University chapter of the National Academy of Inventors and induct BU faculty with at least one issued patent as members.

The sponsors of this year’s Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll event are Nixon Peabody, Sanofi, Pfizer, and Wolf Greenfield. They will all be joining us at the event to celebrate innovation in a high-energy fashion.

For more information about the conference and registration for the conference, please visit www.bu.edu/otd/tdrr.

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