Boston—The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is the newest addition to the growing portfolio of innovation facilities on Western Avenue in Allston, joining the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) which opened in 2011, and the Harvard Launch Lab, a start-up incubator which opened in 2014.
Made possible by a gift from Judy (M.B.A. ’83) and Steve Pagliuca (M.B.A. ’82), the lab will offer shared space for high-potential life sciences and biotech startups that are founded by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars. It will provide learning and career development opportunities to Harvard students, equip scientific startups with the lab resources and programming needed to grow and scale life science ventures, and generate insights and expertise about what it will take for Harvard to continue to build a successful life science environment.
“The Life Lab is a vital building block in Harvard’s efforts to create an innovation hub in Allston that encourages our students and faculty to explore and nurture ideas that lead to new knowledge, new products, new services and perhaps even new industries,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We are extremely grateful to the Pagliuca family for their generosity and for recognizing the importance of innovation in the life sciences.”