MRSEC faculty members teach a course on innovation and entrepreneurship for Harvard graduate and undergraduate students. The course features a very popular contribution from the former CEO of a successful startup company, GnuBio, whose formation was based directly on MRSEC-supported research, and which was recently acquired by a large instrumentation company, Bio-Rad. His lectures provide students with firsthand information on startups and have helped instill a culture of entrepreneurship that extends beyond information technology to include science and engineering. The final project consisted of pitching business plans to a distinguished group of venture capitalists from the Boston area.
David A. Weitz (Physics and Applied Physics)
Harvard MRSEC (DMR-1420570)