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Tim Draper backs Boston robot software company Neurala

Local robotics software company Neurala announced Thursday that it has received $750,000 in seed funding from a group of investors including well known Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates. The company is built by Boston University alums (that’s right, MIT doesn’t have the market cornered on robotics innovation!) and […]


BOSTON UNIVERSITY RECEIVES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDING TO DEVELOP “SMART CITY” CLOUD PLATFORM SCOPE: A Smart-City Cloud-based Open Platform to bring services to Boston and State (Boston) – Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop […]

When the Biomedical Industry Can’t Prioritize Diseases, Private Money Can Save Lives​

Read the Wired article here.

Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership

For the past eight years, the mission of the Coulter Translational Partnership (CTP) program has been to promote, develop, and support translational research collaborations between engineers and clinicians in order to accelerate the successful translation of appropriate innovations to improve patient care. For the past 3 years the Coulter Foundation commitment provides $500,000 per year […]

Dorm Room Fund

Two BU students, Kanav Dhir and Alexandrea Mellen, were appointed to Dorm Room Fund Boston. “Dorm Room Fund (DRF) is a student-run venture firm that invests in student-run companies.  Our team is composed of students from many universities around Boston and our mission is to inspire and support more careers in the startup industry.  We […]

ifx-A New Program Matching Industry Scouts with Graduate Student Teams

The Office of Technology Development is piloting a technology scouting program called ifx.  The program is designed to match industry scouts with cross-disciplinary teams of graduate students that source solutions to problem statements posed by industry.   It will be a student-led, extracurricular activity designed to provide students with experiential learning in problem solving, solution searching, […]

TDRR Recap

On July 15th, the Office of Technology Development hosted its fifth annual networking event, Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR), from 4-8pm at Boston University. Registration for the conference opened on May 1st. TDRR is a networking event designed to connect scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.  The event showcased emerging technologies […]

Synlogic Gets $30M From Atlas, NEA to Turn Smart Bugs Into Drugs

Read the Xconomy article here to find out more information.

Innovator of the Year Award Announced

At our 5th annual networking event “Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll” Mark Crovella was named Innovator of the Year.  Read more about him, his work, and the award in a BostInno article here!

A Cleaner, Cheaper Way to Make Metals

A startup called Infinium promises to reduce a troubling source of carbon emissions. Read more here.