TECH's mission is to advance the understanding and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship through experiential education: by initiating, advancing and informing student projects. TECH helps faculty create and deliver innovation and entrepreneurship project courses, provides students with project support and sponsors and advises student groups working to build the Harvard innovation community.

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TECH is both a real and virtual space for students, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate.

Made possible since 2000 by the Lumry Family Endowment for Technology and Entrepreneurship

TECH is based on the belief that boundaries -- between disciplines, people, organizations, and ideas -- need to be crossed continually to create the insights that lead to innovations because socially useful and commercially viable advancements require the right mix of scientific and engineering knowledge, entrepreneurial know-how, and worldly perspective.

TECH enables this holistic exploration by serving as a crossroads of innovation education. Operating from within the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - an interdisciplinary science and technology institution that draws from its close connection to Harvard's undergraduate liberal arts tradition and its graduate schools - TECH sponsors and supports many opportunities for the innovation community to gather and exchange knowledge, including courses, study groups, mentorship relationships, and special events.

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TECH, part of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (HSEAS), creates an innovation community for both undergraduate and graduate students across the university.

Contact Us

For all matters related to TECH, please contact Paul Bottino or call 617.496.3423 or send real mail to: TECH Harvard Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Pierce Hall 29 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Paul Bottino is co-founder and executive director of TECH. He serves as an advisor to several startup companies and as a member of the Harvard College Business Advisory Council and on the board of directors of Harvard Alumni Startups, Inc. Paul co-founded and is a director of Medicine in Need Corporation, an international nonprofit organization developing drug and vaccine delivery systems for infectious diseases. Before starting TECH in 1999, he created and managed relationships between Harvard's ten faculties and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Harvard in 1996, Paul practiced law in Boston counseling emerging technology ventures and specializing in technology licensing and other intellectual property matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Middlebury College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and is an active member of the Massachusetts bar.

Activities

$50K Harvard College Innovation Challenge

TECH, in partnership with Harvard Student Agencies, conducts the annual Harvard College Innovation Challenge, also known as I3 for Imagine | Invent | Impact.  Harvard undergraduates from any concentration are eligible, so enter your innovative idea and get the help and compete for the resources you need to realize it.

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The Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF) is a student-run organization that works to help students channel their creativity towards successful enterprise.

Harvard Media Ventures is a student organization focused on developing its members' business acumen, creative talents, and entrepreneurial abilities.

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs welcomes students to sign up to its list of founders and professional service providers sharing experience and exchanging ideas about entrepreneurship.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)TECH sponsors Harvard's annual membership in the NCIIA, which provides all Harvard students and faculty members access to NCIIA's resources, including grants (deadlines each year in May and December) for courses/programs and teams developing technologies.