The business of innovation

Fer­nando Suarez, the new Jean C. Tempel Pro­fessor of Entre­pre­neur­ship and Inno­va­tion in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, wants to help grow the university’s rep­u­ta­tion within the inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neurial fields.

On the clock with the Entrepreneurs Club

Here’s a run­down of the pop­ular stu­dent organization’s upcoming events and pro­grams this semester, which have been designed to pro­mote entre­pre­neur­ship and pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for all stu­dents to work with star­tups and even launch their own ventures.

Take 5: What makes a good business model?

Your inno­va­tion is nothing until you find a way to mon­e­tize it,” says Oleks Osiyevskyy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of entre­pre­neur­ship and inno­va­tion. “Unless you com­mer­cialize your inven­tion you won’t earn money nor will you change the world.”

Explore new know-​​how’

Swatch watch co-​​inventor and inno­va­tion advo­cate Elmar Mock sat down with Provost Stephen W. Director at Tuesday’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion event to dis­cuss Mock’s pas­sion for cre­ativity, risk-​​taking, and dis­rup­tive inventions.

A life-​​shaping experience

Inven­tive, thrilling, flour­ishing. Expe­ri­en­tial, trans­for­ma­tive, con­nected. Global, urban, network. Oppor­tu­nity, pas­sion, fear­less. Inspiring, sup­portive, home. These are just a handful of the many responses the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity pro­vided to last week’s […]

#TrueNortheastern wants you to imagine the Northeastern of 2025

Last week, our #TrueNorth­eastern ques­tion asked how North­eastern has made you more global. Your responses revealed a campus com­mu­nity that is global, diverse, and engaged with the world. Expe­ri­en­tial learning opportunities […]

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.

Sherman Center a hub for engineering innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity recently cel­e­brated the grand opening and formal launch of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engi­neering Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion, which was founded to arm engi­neering stu­dents with entre­pre­neurial skills.

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a four-​​year, $1.2 mil­lion grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to develop new ways to study how marine organ­isms respond to cli­mate related severe tem­per­a­ture stress.

The fight against cancer, one fruit fly at a time

Pio­neering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to deter­mine per­son­al­ized treat­ment for patients.

The future’s most pressing energy questions

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

Can current stimulate smarts?

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers are part of an inter­na­tional, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary
 team exploring a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind approach to improve human intel­li­gence by stim­u­lating the 
brain with low-​​level tran­scra­nial cur­rent applied to the scalp.

Northeastern opens Rogers Corporation Innovation Center

A ribbon cut­ting cer­e­mony on Tuesday for­mally estab­lished the center—a unique industry-​​academic partnership—at its new home: North­eastern University’s Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity in Burlington, Mass.

Northeastern launches media innovation program for journalists

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern, has devel­oped a new track in the grad­uate jour­nalism pro­gram aimed at preparing mid-​​career reporters for the dig­ital age.

When smaller is better

Assis­tant pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences Tania Konry has devel­oped a system that effi­ciently tests for a wide range of bio­log­ical spec­i­mens. Whether you’re looking for com­plex cancer cell bio­markers in a sample or simple bac­teria in drinking water, the system costs sig­nif­i­cantly less than stan­dard approaches and spits out results in a frac­tion of the time.

Face value

Assis­tant pro­fessor Ray­mond Fu is devel­oping facial recog­ni­tion soft­ware with appli­ca­tions ranging from adver­tising to crim­inal inves­ti­ga­tions. His research recently earned him a Young Inves­ti­gator award from the Inter­na­tional Neural Net­work Society.

Why is entrepreneurship so popular?

Kara Miller, host of WGBH radio’s Inno­va­tion Hub, dis­cussed the increasing pop­u­larity of entre­pre­neur­ship in the latest install­ment of the Path­ways to Entre­pre­neur­ship Speaker Series.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 in review

Exciting new ven­tures, pow­erful advice for young inno­va­tors, and the down-​​​​low on Northeastern’s range of resources for entre­pre­neurs were all on dis­play last week during Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week. “Global Entrepreneurship […]

Empowerfest celebrates Northeastern’s past, present, and future

The university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion cam­paign served as the cen­ter­piece of Home­coming Weekend, which brought together gen­er­a­tions of alumni, along with cur­rent stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to cel­e­brate and show­case their Husky pride.

What to know about Global Entrepreneurship Week

Next week, North­eastern will host a series of work­shops, ven­ture expos, and other events that cel­e­brate inno­va­tors and stim­u­late entre­pre­neurial spirit by sharing exper­tise and inspiring others to create their own startups.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Biolom

Biolom co-​​founder and North­eastern post-​​doctoral research asso­ciate Asan­terabi Malima shares his thoughts about turning his research in the Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing into a business.