About Us

The Office of Technology Development provides a service to the Boston University community- the translation of their ideas into useful products and services.

OTD provides this service with the following activities:

Patent Filing


  • Existing Companies

  • New Ventures


  • Kindle Mentoring Program


  • BU Funds

  • Ignition Awards, Launch Awards

Foundations & Government

  • The Coulter Foundation

  • Fraunhofer USA

  • Boston University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Business Incubation

  • Photonics Center (BU Charles River Campus)

  • Biosquare (BU Medical Campus)

Our Motto: Maximize collisions, minimize friction SM

Our Mission: Encourage, educate and enable (e3) the BU community to realize commercial potential of their ideas.