Rules and Eligibility


The President’s Innovation Challenge is open to teams that include at least one matriculated, full-time and degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate Harvard student, Harvard postdoctoral fellow or clinical fellow. While we encourage collaboration with entrepreneurs, scientists, and executives from industry, we require that a Harvard student be a founder and a committed leader of the venture.

  • Teams may only submit one (1) Application.
  • Applicants may only be on one (1) Application and not be part of multiple teams.
  • Use of the i-lab and its resources will be subject to the i-lab’s Terms of Use.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any Application that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine does not fit within the parameters of the Challenge.
  • All participants MUST submit an Application by January 2 in order to participate.