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Bridging the development gap

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 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 promising innovations make the leap from the lab to the commercial sphere. Each of our accelerator programs focuses on forging new partnerships for the greatest societal impact.

Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator

Focused on biomedical discoveries and technologies.


Physical Sciences and Engineering Accelerator

Supporting innovations in the fields of science and engineering.

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.

Drew Gilpin Faust

President Emerita, Harvard University