Harvard University Office of Technology Development

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Bridging the Development Gap

Twelve advanced research projects aimed at developing new therapies and diagnostics receive support from the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator

Promising Research

The 12 projects receiving Accelerator funding reflect the diversity of translational biomedical research at the University. X
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Catalyzing Entrepreneurship

OTD welcomes new HBS Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship

2015-16 Blavatnik Fellows

Meet the entrepreneurs who will advance Harvard life science technologies X
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Enabling a Wave of Tech Startups

"The Accelerator bridges the gap between an academic research project and what's required for a startup to successfully raise capital."

Robert D. Howe

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences X
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Creating Potent Alliances with Industry

"These are inflection points that can change the course of patient care."

Min Dong

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School X
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Working With Our Team

"The most basic part of what we do is to really understand what's happening in the lab. What sort of research is going on, what's really important to the faculty member, and what they are trying to achieve. That's the starting point."

Sam T. Liss

Director of Business Development, Physical Science Group.
Sam has an electrical engineering background, and has worked in both startups and established tech companies in the software, semiconductor, and telecomm sectors

Connecting Innovators with Industry


Faculty, Inventors

1. Protect Your Discovery
The first step in realizing the value of your innovation
2. Fund Your Research
Propel your innovation toward commercial maturity
3. Commercialize Your Invention
License your invention or start a new company
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  • 2,400+ reports of innovation
  • 415+ Issued Patents
  • 70+ new companies launched
  • 250+ major IP licensing deals
  • $210M+ in industry-sponsored funding
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Investors, Entrepreneurs

1. Gain Access
Plug into Harvard's innovators and innovations
2. License Technologies
Source technologies with commercial potential and reduced business risk
3. Catalyze a Startup
Invest in breakthrough innovation
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