Category: Digital Technology Sector

Tech, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll: Marking a University’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship

August 4th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Entrepreneurship, Press Release, School

smgBU Aims to Be the New Hub of Entrepreneurship in Boston

 

On July 27, 2010, Boston University’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) hosted its first annual networking event, “Tech, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll,” the unofficial kickoff of a university-wide commitment to establish Boston University as the new hub of entrepreneurship in Boston.

The OTD, whose mission is to “encourage, educate and enable…the BU community to realize [the] commercial potential of their ideas,” helps students, faculty, and alumni bring their innovations to market through assistance with business incubation, patent filing, licensing, and funding.

Gathering industry professionals, research scientists, and budding BU entrepreneurs for conversation, food, live music, and the launch of an annual networking event.

Tech, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll gathered together industry professionals, research scientists, and budding Boston University entrepreneurs for an evening of food, networking, technology presentations, “education by conversation,” and live music by the Joshua Tree Band.  University president Robert A. Brown presented BU Professor Mark W. Grinstaff with the inaugural Innovator-of-the-Year Award, recognizing a faculty member who translates research into innovations that benefit humankind.

In addition, OTD staff provided information about how to get involved with the Kindle Mentoring Program, which matches members of the BU community with senior executives of established companies, CEOs of start-ups, and angel investors.  Mentors then support these new entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to the marketplace.

BU’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Names New Managing Director

July 21st, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Press Release, School

 

Paul McManus

Paul McManus

Boston University’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) today announced the appointment of Paul McManus as Managing Director. McManus was previously Director of International Programs for the Institute.

McManus has nearly 30 years of experience in building, advising, and investing in high-growth ventures within the high technology and venture capital industries. Since 2006, he has been a full-time executive-in-residence at the Boston University School of Management, teaching in the undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs. He was voted Faculty of the Year by the MBA class of 2009 and received the Broderick Award in 2010 for Service to the Graduate Programs.

” Research universities play a vital role in scientific discovery and knowledge creation that fuels entrepreneurial innovation, economic growth, and improvement of the human condition.” 

–Paul McManus, ITEC’s new Managing Director

“With his depth of experience and dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship, we are delighted to have Paul step into the leadership role at ITEC,” said Lou Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University School of Management.

According to McManus, “Research universities play a vital role in scientific discovery and knowledge creation that fuels entrepreneurial innovation, economic growth, and improvement of the human condition. I look forward to building on ITEC’s current success and will continue to support Boston University’s many research initiatives, entrepreneurial programs, and commercialization activities.”

Jonathan Rosen, ITEC’s outgoing Executive Director, will assume a newly created, cross-college position as Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost that will be dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial studies across the disciplines, with an immediate focus on projects in the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. He will also continue his association with ITEC as Senior Research Fellow for Entrepreneurial Studies.

About ITEC

The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) serves as the center of entrepreneurship studies and programs at the Boston University School of Management. The Institute supports the practice of entrepreneurship as a catalyst in the design and development of innovative new ventures that address important global needs in healthcare, clean energy, information systems, and other technology sectors. ITEC’s team serves faculty, students, and alumni across Boston University and the community at large through one-on-one advising, workshops, on-line/on-campus certificate programs, for-credit courses, and executive programs while cultivating an international network of academic, government, and industry partners around its vision of global entrepreneurship and sustainable development.

Media Contact:

Adriane Dean
Marketing & Communications Manager
Boston University School of Management
617-358-0234
adean@bu.edu

Introductory Remarks: “Smart Grid as a Business Platform”

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

Introductory Remarks: Smart Grid as a Business Platform.

Introductory remarks from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Introductory remarks from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Moderator:
Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

What Is the Smart Grid?

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

What Is the Smart Grid?

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

In this clip, the panelists define the “smart grid,” a better alternative to clean energy.

Moderator:
Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

Smart Energy: A Marriage of Two Industries

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

Smart Energy: A Marriage of Two Industries.

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

In this clip, Professor Nalin Kulatilaka discusses how smart energy creates a marriage between two very different kinds of industries—and the opportunities this marriage affords.

Moderator:
Louis E. Lataif
, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

The Smart Grid: The Key to Less Usage & Cleaner Technologies

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

The Smart Grid: The Key to Less Usage & Cleaner Technologies.

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

In this clip, Brian Dumaine explains how—and why—the smart grid is the glue holding together the two fundamental aspects that the world’s rich nations will depend on to cut their carbon emissions: less energy usage and cleaner technologies.

Moderator: Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

The Smart Grid as Rich Playground for Small Businesses

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

The Smart Grid as Rich Playground for Small Businesses.

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

In this clip, the panelists explain the opportunities for entrepreneurship and technical innovations that the smart grid presents.

Moderator: Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

Clean Energy, the US, and China: Are We Falling Behind in Global Competition?

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, Global Work, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

Clean Energy, the US, and China: Are We Falling Behind in Global Competition?

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Here, the panelists discuss the possibility of the US lagging behind other countries such as China in creating and supporting clean energy initiatives.

Moderator:
Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

Clean Energy: Incentivizing the “Nega-watt”

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, Energy & Environment Sector, MediaWatch, Sectors, SMG Hot Topics, Video

Clean Energy: Incentivizing the Nega-watt

Video from the event Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market, held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Video from the event “Smart Grid as a Business Platform: Innovation, Adaptation, and Systems Challenges in the Clean Energy Market,” held at the Time-Life Center in New York and hosted by Boston University School of Management.

Here, the panelists discuss strategies for making smart energy more tangible to the consumer.

Moderator: Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Panelists:
Nalin Kulatilaka, The Wing Tat Lee Family Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean, Boston University College of Engineering
Brian Dumaine, Global Editor, Fortune

5th Annual Tech Strategy Case Competition

May 28th, 2010 in Digital Technology Sector, MediaWatch, Video

The Fifth Annual Tech Strategy Case Competition took place March 25-27, 2010. This event was generously supported by Ericsson and was organized by a group of MBA students from Boston University.

Sixteen teams, coming from around the globe, competed for a $25,000 grand prize:

  1. Boston University
  2. Eller College of Management – University of Arizona
  3. Fudan University, School of Management; China
  4. Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley
  5. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  6. IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Spain
  7. IPADE, Mexico
  8. Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University
  9. Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina, Chapel  Hill
  10. London Business School, UK
  11. Marshall, USC
  12. McCombs School of Business – University of Texas, Austin
  13. Queens School of Business, Canada
  14. Richard Ivey School of Business – University of Western Ontario, Canada
  15. Tuck School of Business – Dartmouth
  16. Wharton – University of Pennsylvania

Congratulations to the 1st place winners, the London Business School team: Rachel Howard, Gobind Gaurav Bansal, Nicholas Reid and Pooya Nikooyeh.

See more @ the competition’s official website or blog.