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Report of Innovation (ROI)

Our online form for reporting your discovery allows our intellectual property specialists and business development experts to help you assess your idea or discovery. For your security and confidentiality, the ROI form requires Harvard login.

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Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) specify the rights, obligations, and restrictions of both the providing and receiving parties with respect to issues such as ownership, publication, intellectual property and permitted use and liability.

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Incoming MTA form
Outgoing MTA form

Programs and Resources

Connect with the organizations, spaces, resources, and mentors you need to get your idea off the ground:

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Seeking advice—OTD staff are always ready to meet to discuss your ideas, find new ways to advance your research, develop commercialization strategies, and help you succeed. In addition, we run two great programs to provide advice from outside experts when you need it:

Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs)

Experts in Residence (XIRs)


Policies and Procedures

Here you will find Harvard University's IP Policy, as well as additional policies and procedures.

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Statement of Policy in Regard to Intellectual Property