Application Deadline: 2022 President's Innovation Challenge


Wednesday, January 5, 2022 (All day)

"The President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC) is an invitation to Harvard students and select alumni & affiliate-led ventures to propel their ideas forward. The PIC is also an opportunity to win a share of $510,000 in non-dilutive funding, made possible by a gift from the Bertarelli Foundation.

Throughout the six-month process, teams develop their ventures with robust support from the Harvard Innovation Labs.

The application deadline is January 5, 2022. Throughout the spring semester, student teams will develop their ventures within the i-lab’s Venture Program. On May 5, finalists will be awarded a share of $510,000 in prize money, made possible by a generous gift from the Bertarelli Foundation, co-founded by Ernesto Bertarelli (MBA ’93). Winners for student-led submissions will be selected from each of three tracks: Social Impact, Health and Life Sciences, and—for ventures that transcend categories—Open. Winners will also be selected in the Launch Lab X GEO track for alumni entrepreneurs and in the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab track for resident life sciences startups."