TT/I  BU Office of Technology Development

     Office Locations:

53 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-4550
Fax: 617-353-6141



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Office of Technology Development (OTD) assists faculty, students and alumni with the translation of their ideas into useful products and services. Funding initiatives are provided by the Ignition Award and Launch Award. The Ignition Award was initiated by OTD to help bridge the gap between government-funded research in basic science and the product development work performed either by commercial or non-profit entities. The program is currently accepting proposals directed towards Healthcare, Communications, Clean Energy, and Social Entrepreneurship. The Launch Award is designed to help Boston University faculty members start new companies based on technologies that they invented at the University. Another initiative, the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), is a newly created, entrepreneurial research unit at Pfizer. The center has established a collaboration with Boston University to translate novel biologic discoveries into testable clinical hypotheses leading to accelerated proof of mechanism in human subjects. Boston University faculty working on projects that may lead to new biologic therapies (i.e., proteins, antibodies, peptides, etc.) may apply for funding. In addition to funding, OTD provides several other services including Business Incubation, Patent Filing, Licensing, and Mentorship.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Beverly Brown Director of Development
    Michael Pratt MBA Executive Director
    Nelson Medeiros Director
    Vinit Nijhawan Managing Director


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