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Matt Segneri on stage at 2023 President's Innovation Challenge

We’re now accepting applications for the 2024 President’s Innovation Challenge: a call to action for Harvard students and select alumni and affiliates to show us how their startups will impact the world around them. Founders gain valuable feedback from expert judges and a chance to win funding for their venture, courtesy of the Bertarelli Foundation.

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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 matriculated, 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, or building your venture.

For alumni

Launch Lab X GEO is a global innovation accelerator specifically for Harvard alumni founders to deepen their relationships and grow their ventures.

Our participants learn what it takes to create viable, disruptive, adaptable businesses and bring them to scale.

The Harvard Innovation Labs’ method is adaptive, milestone-based, and, most importantly, customized to meet your venture's unique needs.

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 in the heart of Boston's biotech ecosystem, and with the entire Harvard Innovation Labs network in your corner, everything you need to test, build, and grow your venture is at your fingertips.

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