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Join a diverse team that is dedicated to nurturing brilliant ideas and connecting future-minded leaders and entrepreneurs.

Harvard Innovation Labs is proud to support Harvard students and alumni as they pursue extraordinary ideas, build the ventures of the future, and embrace all the learning that effective innovation demands. If you’re interested in innovation generally, entrepreneurship specifically, or just want to join a team that is committed to personal and professional transformation as the central means of creating better everything, read on.

The Harvard Innovation Labs is a unique collaborative and educational ecosystem designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the local and global Harvard community and as a central hub of the burgeoning Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Labs consist of a range of programs and two physical spaces that are adjacent to the Harvard Business School campus. Each year, we welcome thousands of students and hundreds of student- and alumni-led ventures focused on ideas that have the potential to make the world work a whole lot better. And boy could the world use that. The core programs are below:

The i-lab

The i-lab is a One Harvard experiential learning collaborative open to any full-time, degree-seeking Harvard student from any Harvard school seeking to explore innovation and/or entrepreneurship at any stage. All students can tap into a range of i-lab resources from staff advising and workshops to co-working space and the chance to be accepted into the Venture Program (VP), a 12-week integrated offering each semester that helps student startups realize meaningful progress while learning what it takes to lead, to manage and to respond to the infinite challenges that starting a startup presents. We also run an annual student-led competition called the President’s Innovation Challenge which awards $510,000 in prize money. And as much as we explain that it’s not about the money, well, it does help.

Launch Lab X

Launch Lab X is a groundbreaking startup accelerator for Harvard alumni-led ventures from around the world. The exclusive nine-month residential program is designed to support ventures with truly disruptive ideas that are committed to building viable businesses. Launch Lab X teams are housed within the i-lab and they’re really happy about it.

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is where brilliant science that has the capacity to heal, to cure and to reduce some of life’s miseries is occurring. It’s a shared laboratory and coworking space for high-potential life sciences and biotech startups founded by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars. The 15,000-square-foot facility features a fully-equipped and permitted laboratory with 36 work benches, co-working spaces, several conference rooms and a full kitchen. It also has cold brew 24/7.

So that’s what we are. We’d love to meet you.

Because we’re not just looking for people to do jobs. We’re looking for leaders and excellent team members who are insatiably curious about the world and the way it works. We’re also looking for team members who appreciate and contribute to our vibrant learning community.

If that sounds like you, we encourage you to check out our current needs on the links to the right. If anything fits you or someone you know, send thoughts, questions, and a compelling story to: i-lab@harvard.edu.

We aren’t currently hiring. Please check back soon!