Category: Technology Innovation

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 […]

Technology Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets- An Ecosystem Approach

By Azatuhi Ayrikyan and Sean Lee Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) offers unique development opportunities for societies to educate and grow local talent as well as build diversity and long-term economic health. GATE –Global Accelerators of Technology Entrepreneurship – is an initiative based out of Boston University designed to support TE in emerging economies by leveraging the […]

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 […]

UMaryland & GE create new LED light bulb that uses jet engine technology

Greentech Enterprise: General Electric has come out with an experimental LED bulb that is part light fixture and part plane. Developed in conjunction with professors at the University of Maryland, the LED bulb emits 1,500 lumens of light, about the same amount of light as a 100-watt halogen spotlight, but it requires only about one-third […]

University research discovers early warning system for landslide protection

Researchers at Loughborough University in collaboration with the British Geological Survey have developed a sound sensor system that can accurately predict the likelihood of a landslide. The system works by measuring and analyzing the acoustic behavior of soil to determine when a landslide is about to happen so preventative measures can be taken. The detection […]

2011 Digital Pioneers focus on Clean-tech

On September 1, the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, announced its list of 2011 Technology Pioneers. The award was started by the WEF in 2000 and recognizes start-up companies that have “the potential to inspire significant change in business and society.” “The World Economic Forum is proud to recognize an outstanding group of innovative companies as […]