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The Wyss Institute actively explores opportunities to develop close alliances with industry that may define new research directions and drive technology innovation. As global competition increases, the Wyss offers access to world-renowned researchers and clinicians collaborating in high-risk research at the same location, while our industrial partners help us to identify the highest value commercial applications. Our work spans multiple disciplines relevant to bioinspired material and device development, including programmable self assembly, biomimetic materials, directed evolution, and BioMEMS among others, which potentially minimizes capital investment and reduces technology risk for corporate partners in this new emerging area. To learn more, go to Industrial Partnerships.
The Wyss Institute funds Seed Grants to support small exploratory projects in the field of Biologically Inspired Engineering. Any faculty member at Harvard University or the Wyss partner institutions may submit applications, and they are reviewed on a competitive basis. To learn more, go to Grant Announcements.
Positions at the Wyss Institute
The Institute is undergoing a rapid growth and we are currently seeking to hire new research staff for our Advanced Technology Team and Enabling Technology Platforms as well as additional members for our administrative team. The Wyss Institute also provides unique experiences in bioinspired engineering research and technology development for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as clinicians from our collaborating institutions. To see current openings and learn more, go to Positions at the Wyss.
The Institute awards Wyss Prizes in each of its five Enabling Technology Platform areas on an annual basis, and invites the recipient to visit the Harvard campus to present their work to our community. To learn more, go to Wyss Prizes.