Innovation

Groundbreaking research, medical breakthroughs, scientific discoveries, technological advances, revolutionary ideas, and powerful frameworks—at Harvard, they’re all in a day’s work.

Across Harvard, we are committed to advancing the frontiers of innovation and knowledge. Our collaborative environment fosters new ways of thinking and promotes innovative solutions. In our workplace, we value individuals who embrace a forward-looking mindset aimed at developing creative ways to address emerging challenges.

If you’re interested in the latest advances in science, technology, or medicine, working at Harvard puts you on the front lines of innovation. A few examples include:

  • The Wyss Institute. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering uses the principles of nature to develop new engineering innovations that will transform medicine, such as heart valves manufactured with nanofiber technology or biomaterials that help heal wounds and deliver drugs.
     
  • HarvardX: This University-wide effort to support faculty innovation in teaching and learning has produced free, online learning experiences that have reached 1.5 million students from 200 countries around the world.
     
  • Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab): A resource for Harvard students, employees, and other community members who care about entrepreneurship and innovation, the i-lab helps students grow their ventures at any stage of development, including sponsoring innovation competitions, hacks and information programs.
     
  • Personal Genome Project (PGP): Created by Harvard Medical School, the PGP is a freely available scientific resource that brings together genomic, environmental and human trait data.
  • HBX: A digital learning initiative powered by the faculty of Harvard Business School, HBX welcomes students from all over the world.

“You can never tell what the source of innovation will be at Harvard. It could come from medicine; it could come from the sciences; it could come from nearly any direction.” – Joseph B. Lassiter, Harvard Business School Professor and Faculty Chair, Harvard Innovation Lab