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(Boston) — Boston University’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) announced the appointment of Paul McManus as managing director. McManus was previously director of International Programs for the Institute.
“With his depth of experience and dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship, we are delighted to have Paul step into the leadership role at ITEC,” said Lou Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of BU School of Management.
McManus has nearly 30 years of experience in building, advising, and investing in high-growth ventures within the high technology and venture capital industries. Since 2006, he has been a full-time executive-in-residence at the Boston University School of Management, teaching in the undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs. He was voted Faculty of the Year by the MBA class of 2009 and received the Broderick Award in 2010 for Service to the Graduate Programs.
“Research universities play a vital role in scientific discovery and knowledge creation that fuels entrepreneurial innovation, economic growth, and improvement of the human condition,” said McManus. “I look forward to building on ITEC’s current success and will continue to support Boston University’s many research initiatives, entrepreneurial programs, and commercialization activities.”
Jonathan Rosen, ITEC’s outgoing executive director, will assume a newly created, cross-college position as Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost that will be dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial studies across the disciplines, with an immediate focus on projects in the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. He will also continue his association with ITEC as Senior Research Fellow for Entrepreneurial Studies.
The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) serves as the center of entrepreneurship studies and programs at the Boston University School of Management. The Institute supports the practice of entrepreneurship as a catalyst in the design and development of innovative new ventures that address important global needs in healthcare, clean energy, information systems, and other technology sectors. ITEC’s team serves faculty, students, and alumni across Boston University and the community at large through one-on-one advising, workshops, on-line/on-campus certificate programs, for-credit courses, and executive programs while cultivating an international network of academic, government, and industry partners around its vision of global entrepreneurship and sustainable development.