Our primary objectives are to support research and researchers with resources and a vibrant collaborative community of creative bench and clinical scientists. HBI kicked off its first program for scientists in the summer of 2014 with a Collaborative Seed Grant program, and has since launched several disease-specific grant programs. HBI affinity communities, salons and symposia provide opportunities for researchers to gather in meaningful interactions with colleagues from across the University, hospitals and other Boston area research centers.
We have made initial investments in infrastructure to support research and real-time interactions among scientists. HBI is working closely with Harvard and Harvard Medical School development officials to direct resources toward innovation in core facilities and other high impact programs.