Catalyze discovery and invention


At OTD, impactful applications of science are at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re interested in sponsoring a research project, forging a long-term strategic alliance, or simply accessing laboratory materials, we’ll help you launch a successful and rewarding collaboration with faculty who are leaders in their fields.

 

Ranked by the 2017 Nature Index as the #1 academic institution for corporate research partnerships, Harvard's commitment to productive collaboration is unmatched.

  • We like interesting problems

    Sponsored research projects can rapidly advance science and effectively propel early-stage technologies toward commercial partnership. Our team will facilitate your collaboration with Harvard researchers and, in doing so, help reduce the financial risk associated with early-stage scientific research.

  • We also like to think big

    Strategic alliances harness the strengths of multiple investigators over the course of several years to make significant scientific progress. Creative, flexible, and well managed, our institution-level alliances convene teams of the world’s best and brightest researchers to solve important and complex challenges.

We’re ready to move quickly:

Whether you’re interested in sponsoring Harvard research, accessing research materials, or exploring licensing opportunities, OTD is here to help.

We have engaged with a wide range of local and global companies that are leaders in their respective sectors, including those in pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, chemicals, robotics, computer science, advanced materials, electronics, healthcare providers, and consumer products.

To get a sense of how we think, view our Sample Agreements.