Harvard’s research enterprise is a wellspring of innovation with the potential to improve lives, transform industries, and create tremendous social and economic value. We make that a reality.
Location: United States
Main Industry: Technology Transfer
Realizing the Transformative Value of Harvard Innovation Harvard University’s research enterprise is a wellspring of innovation with the potential to improve lives, transform industries, and create tremendous social and economic value. Facilitating the transfer of cutting-edge Harvard innovation from the lab to the global public sphere is the mission of OTD. Serving as an unbiased agent, we are responsible for managing Harvard’s intellectual property assets for the public good. Our global focus helps ensure innovations benefit people throughout the world, regardless of their economic circumstances. We fulfill this mission by: Upholding fundamental values As stewards of Harvard’s intellectual property, we are guided by a clear set of values: • Maximize the impact of new knowledge resulting from University research and discovery • Protect faculty and student rights by preserving the principle of academic freedom • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in all dealings and relationships • Serve as a trusted and creative negotiator of fair, mutually beneficial agreements • Achieve a high level of service and responsiveness to the faculty