Bridges to Industry Program

The Bridges to Industry Program is a collaboration between I-Hub and Harvard’s Office of Technology Development and the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator (BBA).

Linking Academia and Industry

Bridges to Industry Program (BTIP) builds meaningful connections between HMS – professors, postdocs, and students – and a diverse group of scientific experts from industry. Through frequent, regular interactions, Q-FASTR and BBA grantees present their projects under confidentiality to experienced industry scientists, who then provide practical advice in real time, help them overcome obstacles, and help shape future experiments. The grantees also learn from each other’s experiences and the approaches they use to deal with roadblocks in their programs. In addition, the industry experts give talks and lead discussions in their areas of expertise (e.g., medicinal chemistry and lead optimization, protein therapeutics, in vivo efficacy studies, PK/PD, ADME-Tox, formulation, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, market analysis, and business development).

For our meeting schedule, click here.