Workshops and resources about how to bring your idea or technology to market.

The Innovation Ecosystem: Don’t Go it Alone (2023)

Join us in celebrating the Boston University 2022 Innovator of the Year, Ji-Xin Cheng, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical & computer engineering and Theodore Moustakas Chair Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics. In celebration of innovation and in recognition of Dr. Cheng, BU Technology Development has organized a discussion with past winners of BU’s Ignition […]

The Lab to Market Transition: Lessons from Faculty, Students, and Other Research Staff (2022)

Join us in celebrating the Boston University 2021 Innovator of the Year Awardee Dr. Selim Ünlü, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENG). To celebrate innovation at Boston University and recognize Dr. Ünlü, BU Technology Development has organized a discussion focused on the lab-to-market transition. Research often leads to discoveries that enable new products and […]

Confronting Gender Bias in Investor Q&A: Research and Practice for Female Innovators (2021)

Hosted by BU Technology Development, BU ARROWS, and BU Women’s Guild Boston University research leads to innovations with real impact, from life-changing solutions to life-saving technologies and therapeutics. The broader the pool of faculty patenting their work, the more diverse and impactful our research becomes. Yet data shows that there continues to be gender disparity […]

The Innovator’s Journey: Embracing Creativity & Discomfort in Pursuit of Impact (2021)

Featuring: Victoria Bolotina | Steven Borkan | Ji-Xin Cheng | Douglas Holmes | Swathi Kiran | Sarah Mazzilli | Darren Roblyer | Muhammad Zaman In this series of lightning talks, faculty innovators from across BU schools and colleges will share their diverse paths from invention to market to impact. The session will touch on the […]

Writing Winning SBIR/STTR Grant Proposals: Insights from Advisors and Reviewers (2020)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are $2.4+ billion federal grant platforms established to fund product commercialization. Through a competitive, awards-based program, SBIR and STTR fund qualified small businesses to bring products to market. This seminar is designed to help you determine if these programs are right for you, and to share […]

The Investor’s Perspective on Women-Led Startups: Q&A for Early-Stage Innovators with the Golden Seeds Angel Investor Network (2020)

Hosts: BU Technology Development & ARROWS Data shows that there continues to be gender disparity in academic technology transfer and commercialization at universities nationwide. Sheila Narayan and Laura Davis of Golden Seeds, an early-stage investment firm focused on women leaders, joined for a Q&A, designed as an introduction to the tools, networks, and resources available to help female academics […]

Equity in Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to Women Engaging in Innovation and the Patent System (2020)

Join Technology Development and Arrows to explore the barriers women face in innovation and the patent system. The event will feature a keynote from Laura Peter, Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), followed by a panel discussion with Deputy Director Peter, Biomedical Engineering Professor Joyce Wong, and patent attorney Susanna Benn. The keynote […]

Business Proposal Writing for Ignition Awards

In this tutorial, offered to researchers writing a proposal for an Ignition Award, Abi Barrow, PhD of Cambridge Innovation Partners provides tools and guidance for writing the Ignition Award proposal. The tutorial focuses on BU’s Ignition Award, which supports research projects whose PI has the intention to pursue the commercial potential for the idea. Participants can […]

Industry on Tap: Collaborations Advancing Research (2020)

Hosted by BU Industry Engagement As public funding for academic research declines and industry places more emphasis on product development over research, new collaboration models are emerging to fill in the gaps. In this special edition of Research on Tap, BU researchers will share how they have worked with industry in different ways to further their […]

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