Technology Development Accelerators
The biggest challenge encountered by universities in their efforts to commercialize important new discoveries is the technology development gap: the void that exists between early stage inventions and the stage at which innovative technologies must reach in order to be viable and attractive candidates for licensing and commercialization.
Our Accelerator programs combine funding strategies, technical support, and business expertise to help technology breakthroughs make the leap from the lab to the commercial sphere. Each Accelerator is focused on forging commercial partnerships, providing services, and support tailored to the specific needs of select fields of research.
The Accelerators enable Harvard to invest in important research discoveries that have the potential to help create a better world. They foster an environment of entrepreneurship and innovation across the University as they support both the talent and the technologies that will build the future.
President Drew Gilpin Faust