BU Connect

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BU CONNECT is a research and innovation showcase designed to ‘connect’ BU faculty and students with like-minded people in the local industrial/entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The event features:

  • An exposition hall with representatives from BU’s leading research centers/laboratories
  • Breakout sessions addressing problems and solutions across various subject areas
  • Student-led innovation projects/companies
  • Presentation of the Boston University Innovator of the Year Award

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Agenda | October 23, 2018

Time Location Event Speaker
4 pm Metcalf Ballroom Exposition Hall Networking
5:15 pm Metcalf Ballroom Innovator of the Year Award Presented by Gloria Waters
5:30 pm Conference Rooms Breakout Session presentations begin
6:30 pm Metcalf Ballroom Exposition Hall Networking

Exposition Hall

BU Connect will feature a showcase of select members of Boston University’s faculty displaying their world class research. Connect with emerging technologies from BU’s life sciences, physical sciences, and medical technology areas.

Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year award recognizes an entrepreneurial faculty member 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; and
  2. Translated this research by developing IP protected product(s) or process (es) of significant value to society that were adopted for practical use or have a high probability of being adopted.

Breakout Sessions

  1. Therapeutics: Renal Disease
  2. Data Science: Data Science in Healthcare
  3. Diagnostics: The Frontier of New Diagnostic Technologies
  4. Student Ventures: A Panel of Student Ventures

In third-floor conference rooms, these breakout sessions will be comprised of an introductory talk outlining the pressing challenges in a given field, followed by 3-4 talks from BU faculty members working to address some of those unmet needs. Session descriptions forthcoming as details are finalized.

Student Ventures

Student Ventures will be featured in the Exposition Hall.

Connect with us for an evening filled with interesting conversation, refreshments, and live performances by BU students.

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