OTDís high performance team provides a solid foundation in science, business development, intellectual property and contract law that enables it to design creative solutions that translate into enduring, win, win relationships. When industry turns to OTD, it will find an agile, fast-paced group of professionals fully equipped to find creative solutions and make the deal-making process as efficient and effective as possible.
For Investors and Entrepreneurs
OTD actively promotes entrepreneurship and encourages the formation of new ventures around technologies arising from Harvardís research base. OTD seeks funding for such ventures from investors who bring credibility, experience and expertise to the table. We grant licenses and take equity in start-up companies to develop early-stage technology into commercially successful products.
OTD recognizes the needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors. Our team of business development professionals is dedicated to building value into Harvard's equity portfolio. We work toward developing creative, win-win solutions benefiting all parties in the development partnership.
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Start-up ventures - new companies formed around a core technology or technology platform licensed from Harvard - provide unique opportunities and challenges for all concerned.
The Collaborative Research Opportunity Finder, or CROP Finder, is a new tool that will assist those working in the life science industry to explore commercial partnerships, such as industry sponsored research, with the talented research faculty at Harvard.
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