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  • 2019 Cannabis Startup Competition

    Students and alumni can compete for $10k with their ancillary cannabis startup idea.

    Apply by 9/29

BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

Located on Commonwealth Avenue, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is home to Innovate@BU programs and is a space for BU Terriers to launch ideas, collaborate, and get inspired.

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Innovation Pathway

Ready to transform your idea into something real? The Innovation Pathway is a self-paced program that guides students toward the resources and funding needed to launch a new idea of any kind.

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Signature Programs

At our signature programs, you can get inspired to create meaningful impact, learn to think like an entrepreneur, win funding, connect with experts and mentors, and so much more!

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BU Among Most Innovative Schools in U.S. News & Work Report Rankings

BU advanced two spots, to number 40, in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of National Universities and moved up one notch in the magazine’s ranking of Most Innovative Schools, tying at number 27.

Application open for Sustainability Innovation Seed Grants

Have an idea that can improve BU’s sustainability efforts? Through October 1, students can apply for a chance to receive up to $500 to support their sustainability innovation idea.

Hannah Olson (SHA’17) connects chronically ill with meaningful work

Chronic Lyme disease led alumni Hannah Olson (SHA’17) to quit her dream job. Now, she’s launched a new startup to help those with chronic illness and disabilities find meaningful work.

Refugees, Education, and Technology

Yasmin Morais (Pardee’19), cofounder of RedEd, an education program for refugee children, dives into the data and future of combining technology and education to serve displaced children around the world.

Inside CARB-X, the Boston Fund on the Front Lines Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Run out of Boston University, CARB-X is a fund that provides grants, usually a couple million dollars at a time, and support to companies working on marketable, but scientifically sound, measures to replace the antibiotics that are beginning to lose their battle against ever-evolving bacteria after decades of dominance.

A Dead Humpback, a Team of Scientists, a Race for Answers

When a 40-ton humpback whale washed ashore on Cape Cod, marine biologist Darlene Ketten and her team at BU raced to the scene. It was as a rare chance to try to understand what they hear and how human-caused ocean noise impacts endangered whales.

Applications Open for First Year Innovation Fellowship!

Applications are open for First Year students to work on innovative projects, ideas, and ventures.

BU Student Entrepreneurs Featured on NewTV’s Innovation Showcase

Raina Kadavil (Pardee’19), co-founder of Urban Refuge, and Jonathan Allen (LAW’19), co-founder The Leadership Brainery, discuss the motivation and process behind their social impact ventures