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  • IDEA Conference

    February 27, 2021 – join us for our most inspirational day of the year! Registration is open now.

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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, develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills, 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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Applications Are Open for the 21st Annual New Venture Competition

Applications are now open for the 21st Annual New Venture Competition.

Innovate@BU & College of Fine Arts Seek IDEA CON Artist-in-Residence

The selected artists) will work with Innovate@BU to create and carry out an engaging design for a twenty-foot long wall in the BUild Lab.

Innovate@BU Holiday Traditions: New, Old, and Adapted

As we all continue to adapt to the many changes and challenges of this year, our staff and community share holiday traditions that they are continuing, altering, or adopting this year!

AI-powered Quality Control Platform Wins Cannabis Start-up Competition

The 4th annual competition welcomed over 100 virtual attendees to find out which BU start-up won the $10k prize.

16 Student Teams Win Grants to Launch Community Wellbeing Projects

Sixteen teams were chosen as Community Impact Challenge: Wellbeing finalists and will each receive a $500 seed grant to help them launch the project.

BUild Lab Awarded Top Emerging Entrepreneurship Center by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

The annual award honors entrepreneurship centers that are five years old or less and have demonstrated success in a variety of areas.

5 Things to Know Before Launching a Podcast

Tips and resources from BU podcasters at The Sweaty Penguin and Science Rehashed

11 Student Teams Awarded Grants for Sustainability Initiatives at BU and Beyond

Meet the teams receiving grants for new sustainability projects at BU and the greater community.