Category: In the Office

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 […]

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 […]

Successful night of networking at Tech, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll

Wow! More than 500 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology professionals, students and faculty attended Tech, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll, OTD’s first annual networking reception on July 27th at the George Sherman Union. What a great turnout for our first year! Flat-screen TVs played interactive presentations from university start-up companies as well as the Coulter Foundation, […]

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 […]