Paul McManus Joins Pardee Center as Faculty Fellow

in Faculty, School, Strategy & Innovation
February 1st, 2012

2012-02-06 11:23:28 +00001The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has appointed Paul McManus as a new faculty fellow.

Paul McManus is an executive-in-residence and lecturer in Strategy and Innovation at the School of Management at Boston University. He is also Managing Director of the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) and Executive Director of the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab (SNL), a unique, open innovation urban laboratory that engages academics, industry, government and citizens in public/private partnerships. These partners then pursue collaboration on cross-disciplinary research, with the goal of creating integrative solutions to measurably improve the quality-of-life for citizens in Boston and cities around the world.

As a faculty fellow at the Pardee Center, McManus’s work focuses on two main themes:

  • Developing environmental, economic, and social resilience within urban ecosystems
  • Supporting innovation in policies, processes, and practices for effective transitions toward sustainable futures

Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University, McManus was a venture partner with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology, and telecommunications industries.

In addition to his work with ITEC and SNL, McManus serves on the steering committees for the Boston University Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI) and the Sustainable Buildings Committee of Sustainability@BU, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Cleantech Open.