Explore Innovation Research
When it comes to understanding innovation and entrepreneurship, rigorous, first-class scholarly research is key. Boston University is centrally located within one of the top 5 entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world and Innovate@BU is dedicated to furthering an understanding of what makes our city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem a creative and vital one. The initiative strives to cultivate, support, and disseminate faculty and student research on innovation and entrepreneurship, focusing on entrepreneurial ecosystems like the City of Boston.
We support all types of research that further an understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in which we are embedded: from large-sample data to cases, experiments, and detailed ethnographic fieldwork.
Current Research Projects
MassChallenge HealthTech Internships
Starting in January 2019, Innovate@BU will begin an Entrepreneurial Internship program in collaboration with MassChallenge, providing students with hands-on experiences with some of the world’s most promising digital health ventures.
MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT) is an annual, six-month program and competition that matches payors, providers, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and more with qualified early-stage digital health ventures, in efforts to improve and accelerate innovative outcomes.
Connect with Our PhD Researchers
Are you a BU doctoral student? Do you do research related to innovation or entrepreneurship?Join a university-wide group of doctoral students passionate about innovation or entrepreneurship!Innovate@BU provides resources and support to link and amplify innovation and entrepreneurial efforts across BU’s 17 schools and colleges. Its broader aim is to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset throughout the entire BU community and enhance students and alumni’s access and exposure to innovative and entrepreneurial courses, programs and experiences.
To nurture, grow, and amplify the impact of research on innovation and entrepreneurship across the University, Innovate@BU is looking to connect all BU doctoral students researching innovation or entrepreneurship in an inclusive community network across all Schools, Colleges, and disciplines.
Innovate@BU will give you the opportunity to share your research, meet like-minded people, learn from diverse scholars across campus, collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and integrate your academic research into entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives at BUild Lab, BU’s student innovation center at 730 Commonwealth Avenue.
If this sounds like you, join the community and the conversation by emailing Innovate@BU at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your voice inform our programming.