Entrepreneurship, which at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is defined as much by the process of idea generation as by outcome, remains an increasingly important part of the School’s curriculum and overall educational experience.
The Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), based at SEAS, launched its new Innovation Space Sept. 1. The space expands SEAS’s resources for experiential innovation education and provides Harvard’s undergraduate student innovators with the first dedicated environment for learning and working in teams on entrepreneurial projects.
The Innovation Space occupies 2,100 square feet on the top floor of the Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) building at 67 Mt. Auburn Street, a prime location near the undergraduate river Houses. It is open to students all hours day and night and is programmed through a partnership between TECH, HSA, and their affiliated student groups.
In addition to serving as workspace for student teams, the Innovation Space invited undergraduates to events such as practical workshops with start-up CEOs, funders, and legal experts; team-building and idea-generation sessions; and two international student entrepreneur exchanges with Great Britain and Singapore. TECH and HSA also implemented a new partnership with the Office of Career Resources to make space at 1033 Massachusetts Ave. available to 20 more student entrepreneurs over the summer.