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2024

President’s Innovation Challenge

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PIC Ceremony at Klarman Hall

The President’s Innovation Challenge celebrates innovators from all 13 Harvard schools who are turning ideas into impact. See which ventures won a share of $517,000, courtesy of the Bertarelli Foundation.

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The PIC is your premier opportunity to see innovation at Harvard in action.

Competition Tracks

  • The Health + Life Sciences Track for alumni and affiliates is open to ventures in Launch Lab X GEO, the Blavatnik Harvard Life Lab Longwood, or the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab that are improving the efficacy of healthcare services, including therapeutics, devices, and digital health. Ventures may address a wide range of issues, from improving access to personalizing therapeutics.

  • The Health + Life Sciences Student Track is open to any student-led venture improving the efficacy of healthcare services, including therapeutics, devices, and digital health. Ventures may address a wide range of issues, from improving access to personalizing therapeutics.

  • The Open Track for alumni and affiliates is open to ventures in Launch Lab X GEO, the Blavatnik Harvard Life Lab Longwood, or the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. These commercial enterprises could sell to businesses and/or consumers. Popular industries include education technology (whether selling to government, schools, or families), finance, e-commerce, information technology, Web3, consumer products, food and beverage, and virtual and augmented reality applications.

  • The Open Student Track is for student-led commercial enterprises, selling to businesses and/or consumers. Popular industries include education technology (whether selling to government, schools, or families), finance, e-commerce, information technology, Web3, consumer products, food and beverage, and virtual and augmented reality applications.

  • The Social Impact Student Track is open to student ventures that make our planet safer, more equitable, sustainable, and beautiful. The critical sectors these ventures address include social and economic inequities, climate change and sustainability, education, preservation of arts and culture, and more.

  • The Ingenuity Awards celebrate early-stage Student i-lab ventures and recognize committed founders with high-potential ideas that could be world-changing.