Explore Innovation Research

Our Philosophy

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.