Paul McManus

Mcmanus Paul Headshot 2010_bigExecutive in Residence & Lecturer
Department of Strategy & Innovation
School of Management

Managing Director
Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA

pmcmanus at
(617) 353-4258

Research Interests:

  • Technology commercialization

Courses Taught:

GSM SI847 Investing in a Sustainable Future
GSM PL849 Global Sustainability
GSM PL870 Government, Society and Sustainable Development

Brief Biography:

Paul McManus is an Executive-in-Residence at the School of Management at Boston University and Managing Director of the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC). McManus also sits on the steering committees for the Boston University, Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI), the Sustainable Buildings Committee of Sustainability@BU and Chairs the Sustainable Communities sub-committee.   He is also the faculty advisor to the Boston University’s Net Impact, Undergraduate Chapter, the MBA Entrepreneurship Career Community and the GATE program.

As a Lecturer in the Strategy & Innovation department teaching the core strategy and entrepreneurship curricula, his teaching focuses on globalization and sustainability as systems-of-systems and drivers of innovation and economic/social development at the national, regional, industry and enterprise levels. In this arena, his expertise is in large-scale innovation: 1) opportunity recognition and concept creation, 2) disruptive innovation & emergent strategy development, 3) global commercialization and large-scale delivery platforms, and 4) global new venture creation, development and deployment.  He is currently investigating new models for corporate venturing/venture capital and BOP-driven innovation in the energy/cleantech, lifesciences/healthcare and ICT industries.

An award winning member of the faculty, he was voted Faculty of the Year by the MBA class of 2009 and received the School of Management’s Broderick Award in 2010 for Service to the Graduate Programs.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full time in 2006, McManus was a Venture Partner with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology and telecommunications industries. Previously, he spent eight years as consultant to investors, corporations, government agencies and startups in the international venture community and fifteen years as a corporate new venture development executive, product manager and engineer in the high tech industry.

McManus is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cleantech Open, a member of the New England Clean Energy Council Cambridge, MA and a Trustee of the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, MA.

McManus received his MBA from Boston University in 1986 and his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.