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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.

Letter from Leonard Nimoy

I’m writing to tell you about Project SEARCH, being run by Dr. Christopher Gill and a team of public health and engineering students at Boston University. They are trying to solve one of the fundamental problems in global public health: identification of children over Space and Time. Their approach is clever and simple: they are developing an iPho ne app that identifies young children […]

Boston University’s Office of Technology Development hosts its fifth annual Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll conference

Boston, MA – On July 15th, 2014, the Office of Technology Development at Boston University will host its fifth annual networking conference entitled, Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR), from 4-8pm at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Registration for the conference opened on May 1st, 2014. TDRR is a networking event designed to connect scientists and […]

OTD official partner of the TTS North America: July 21-22 at Rutgers University

BU’s Office of Technology Development is an official Partner of the TTS Global Initiative and this year’s TTS North America forum, which is coming to the East Coast after last year’s edition at UCSF in Mission Bay, San Francisco. Our office’s Managing Director Vinit Nijhawan has been a keynote speaker at previous editions of the […]

Boston University Launches Pilot Crowdfunding Platform

Boston University is proud to announce the pilot launch of its first-ever community fundraising platform: BU Crowdfunding. Think of it as a BU-exclusive, University-supported Kickstarter or Indiegogo. It’s an easy-to-use tool to collect donations, offer incentives, and get the word out. Groups and individuals affiliated with BU, including students, faculty, and staff, can create their […]

B-BIC Grant Opportunity

The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) is now accepting applications for PILOT and DRIVE grants, which support research and development of innovative devices, diagnostics, as well as therapeutics related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep. PILOT grants provide up to $50,000 for direct costs for one year, while DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 for […]

TDRR Unplugged 2014

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) is always working on creative ways to connect our research faculty with entrepreneurs and industry representatives. On February 26, Metcalf Trustee Ballroom in the School of Management played host to the third annual “Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll Unplugged” for over 70 attendees. BU’s Office of Technology Development […]

Ignition Awardees 2014

The Office of Technology Development has completed its annual Ignition Award cycle and is pleased to announce this year’s winners.  Ignition Awards are typically $50K, one year grants to validate early-stage technologies in the Life Sciences/High Tech domain with clear potential commercial and medical impact.  Between leading outreach through BU community to better advertise and […]