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Every entrepreneur today faces the challenge of solving problems to make life better for future generations.

How do we innovate to prevent the next pandemic? Get vaccines out to millions? Protect an earth that is on fire? How do we design healthcare systems that truly care for all? Create AI that is anti-racist? Ask better questions, listen more closely, and build stronger connections?

Our hope is right here in our community. As we explore these questions and ideas with innovators everywhere, we share how Harvard students and alumni are building more human futures every day.


On May 5, viewers from all over the world gathered online to celebrate more human futures and find out who won a share of $510,000 in Bertarelli Foundation Awards at the 2021 President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. Get to know the finalists, discover the winners, and watch the whole show!

Meet the Winners!



Our current venture profile series highlights Harvard Innovation Labs ventures in the inaugural Harvard Climate Entrepreneurs Circle. Ghoom, a venture founded in 2018, developed a platform that offers e-bike and battery subscriptions to help customers find work in the gig economy and substantially increase their earnings.

Hear from founder Aishwarya Kachhal!

What We Offer

For students

No matter what your interest in innovation is, we've got something for you.

From I-just-want-to-kick-the-tires to I'm-ready-for-the-fast-lane, we're here to help you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking Harvard student, your student ID is your license to explore what the i-lab can do for you. Come look around, experience our space, tap into advice with our expert office hours, or attend one of our workshops and start learning about innovation and entrepreneurship.

And when you're ready to get serious about building a venture, check out the Venture Program.

For alumni

Harvard Innovation Labs supports alumni entrepreneurs who’ve graduated to the next level of the innovation world beyond the Harvard campus.

Our latest offering is Launch Lab X GEO, a new accelerator exclusively for Harvard alumni-led ventures. Launch Lab X GEO was built from the ground up to support the development of your venture from seed-stage startup to sustainable, disruptive business.

But we're not stopping there. Stay tuned for more announcements soon about our efforts to build a global network for Harvard alumni innovators and entrepreneurs.

For life science entrepreneurs

Building early-stage life science and biotech ventures is hard. We make it a little easier.

If you're a Harvard student, alumni, faculty, or post-doc with an early-stage life science or biotech venture, the Life Lab offers everything you need to validate your idea.

With access to a fully-permitted wet lab and co-working space at below-market rates, and the entire Harvard Innovation Labs network available to you, everything you need to test, build, and grow, is at your fingertips.

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