Category: Around BU

SURVEY: Technology Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Boston University and its network partners recently started GATE, (Global Accelerators of Technology Entrepreneurship) an initiative dedicated to supporting technology entrepreneurship in emerging economies by leveraging the resources available through U.S. universities and their networks. They are conducting a 10-question survey to better understand what services from U.S. universities or their networks could be of […]

Novel Biosensor could detect viruses with little preparation

Traditional virus diagnostic tools such as ELISA and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) remain strong diagnostic options, but they require significant infrastructure and sample preparation time. Now a team of researchers led by Boston University Assistant Professors Hatice Altug (ECE) and John Connor (Microbiology, BUSM) has introduced a novel biosensor that directly detects live viruses from […]

Fall 2010 Ignition Awardees Announced

The Ignition Award Program awards funds to Boston University faculty to bridge the gap between government-funded, discovery-oriented research and the follow-on development work performed by external commercial or non-profit entities. By enabling researchers to generate relevant data, reach key milestones, develop a prototype, or test an implementation strategy the Ignition Awards will help bring raw […]

OTD boosts spinoffs with programs, grants

Dear Reader, The Office of Technology Development is accelerating BU spin-offs by investing in infrastructure elements: the Kindle mentoring program, Ignition Grants for faculty and Launch Award convertible debt funding and Business Incubation. In 2010 we funded 11 Ignition grants ($500K), two Launch Awards ($350K) and currently have 86 mentors and 49 mentee projects being […]

Fraunhofer researchers at BU develop vaccine "factory" from plants

Flu season beware! In conjunction with the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biology in Delaware and pharmaceutical company iBio, Inc., researchers and engineers at the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Boston University have developed an automated “factory” that creates vast quantities of vaccines from tobacco plants. Akin to an industrial or automated manufacturing […]

BU Professor creates computing solution for disabled

CAS Computer Science Professor Margrit Betke, frustrated at the lack of computer resources for the severely disabled, created Camera Mouse, software that uses a webcam to link pre-selected facial movements to cursor commands. Check out the article and video (originally published in BU Today) below. BU Today- Every day, our world grows more digital and […]

Welcome to Terrier Tech

Welcome to our blog! Welcome to Terrier Tech, a blog about technology, research and innovation at BU, from the Office of Technology Development at Boston University. We’re using this blog not only to disseminate information, but more importantly, to highlight amazing and sometimes previously unrecognized research and technology developments at the university and through the […]