Tomato Jos: Exciting news in the world of sustainable and socially responsible agriculture!

Ten months and 40,000 tomato plants in the making, Tomato Jos is breaking ground on its first greenhouse!  One of the Harvard teams in the i-lab’s Venture Incubation Program, Tomato Jos is a for-profit social enterprise poised to increase rural incomes, environmental sustainability, and food security in Nigeria.


Diagnostic company, Aldatu Biosciences, wins Deans’ Health and Sciences Challenge

In this year’s Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, Aldatu Biosciences, a venture created by Harvard students and researchers took home the Bertarelli Foundation Grand Prize and $40,000 in award money. 

Sponsored by deans from across the university and hosted at the Harvard innovation lab (i-lab), the challenge called for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows from across Harvard’s Schools to identify technologies that can be realized as implementable solutions to transform quality of care and life for populations around the world.


Making Their Mark: Winning Teams in the Dean’s Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge Display a Diversity of Cultural Solutions to Pressing Social Needs

On Thursday, May 14, the Harvard Innovation Lab celebrated the accomplishments of six finalist teams and crowned winners of the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Now in its second year, the Challenge calls upon students to utilize the platform of entrepreneurship to help sustain the longevity of the arts and expand their impact on society.


i-lab Resource Spotlight: Expert-in-Residence Program

Roy Ash once said, “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”

With the variety of roles an entrepreneur is expected to play within a team—operations, marketing, developer, salesperson—there’s no way to always know what you’re doing. If your figurative entrepreneurial cheeks are more stretched than a hungry hamster’s, the i-lab’s Expert-in-Residence program is an invaluable resource to tap. 


Entrepreneurship Education: Spring Term Courses

There’s a special time of year that gets everyone excited around here, and it’s coming up (and no, it’s not the Superbowl).  Registration time--that’s right, you heard us.

While much of what happens at the i-lab is extracurricular, many of the ideas being developed start not as passion projects, but class projects, some in our very own classroom.  Each spring and fall term, the i-lab hosts for-credit academic courses taught by Harvard faculty; over 40 courses from 8 Harvard Schools to date.


The Scoop on the Deans’ Challenges

Welcome back! We hope that the New Year has you all feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take on a challenge… perhaps one of the upcoming Dean’ Challenges! The i-lab is proud and excited to be hosting three Deans’ Challenges this year. Each challenge has been created to empower entrepreneurs, such as yourselves, to put ideas to practice with the ultimate goal of bringing impact to the world around them.   Below is the scoop on the three Deans’ Challenges. We look forward to your ideas and proposals.
Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge:


Semester Recap & Coming Up in Health & Sciences at the i-lab

The i-lab has been going full-throttle this semester; it’s been the busiest one to date!  Among the plethora of events hosted by and at the i-lab were a variety of workshops geared towards entrepreneurship in the Health and Sciences.


i-lab Challenge Workshops to Help You Make an Impact

We're very proud to to be hosting three challenges at the i-lab this year, as it enables you to put ideas to practice with the ultimate goal of bringing impact to the world around them.  To help support and speed that progress, we're hosting supportive programming before the deadline to help you refine your idea.  Read below and register for any of the events that would help turn your idea into a reality.

Joint Challenge Programming

Pitch, Mix, and Match: Form Your Challenge Teams!


i-lab in the News

Here at the i-lab, it’s possible the only thing more exciting than growing an idea into a venture is sharing the story of how it was done. Several current and former teams have recently gotten awesome news coverage this month, check it out!


Resident Spotlight: Classroom Media Workshop

In today's digital world, children grow up surrounded by many types of media. It's not uncommon for young children to be able to navigate an iPhone before speaking their first sentence. Schools are responding to this reality by equipping classrooms with the technology to bring them into the 21st Century. However, many educators still need the tools and training to utilize this technology in ways that suit the needs of their individual students.


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