Innovator of the Year Award

Innovator of the Year

The BU Innovator of the Year Award recognizes an individual who translates his/her world- class research into inventions and innovations that benefit humankind.

The BU Innovator of the Year is awarded to one outstanding BU faculty member, who in the past year has:

  1. Conducted peer recognized world-class research;
  2. Has translated this research by developing IP protected product(s) or process(es) of significant value to society;
  3. Which has(have) been adopted for practical use, or has(have) a high probability of being adopted.

The BU Innovator of the Year Award seeks to highlight the critical importance of translational research at Boston University. The award serves to recognize an entrepreneurial faculty member and the potential for commercialization and wider adoption of their inventions.