36 Events

2018 Arctic Innovator, Reine Rambert, pitches at the Arctic Innovation Lab

Belfer Center/Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Four Ideas for a Changing Arctic — Pitches from the 2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovators

Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Each year the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative sends a delegation of students to attend the world’s largest Arctic gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly. This year, after a competitive application process, four students were selected to represent Harvard at the Arctic Innovation Lab. Come and hear their presentations before they leave for Iceland to pitch their ideas for a changing Arctic. 

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to brittany_janis@hks.harvard.edu by October 2 to secure your seat.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes the Harvard Kennedy School's Venkatesh Narayanamurti and University of Virginia's Toluwalogo Odumosu for a discussion of their book, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. This event includes a book signing.

Sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program

Seminar - Open to the Public

Public Policy for Private Sector Innovation

Tue., Mar. 10, 2009 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Much of the effort and budget for energy technology innovation goes towards pushing new technology into the market, where it has to pass through private firms.  The Department of Energy supports and enables private sector innovation in a number of ways.  We look at these mechanisms, especially those that result in a partnership between public and private (and perhaps academic and non-profit) sectors, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of the government’s investment.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy R&D and Policy: "Embracing" Failure

Tue., Mar. 18, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Johnston will discuss how corporate and governmental energy research and development policies often fail to accomplish their intended objectives. He will discuss technology and how a more a systematic approach to thinking about failure in complex systems could enable us to more effectively pursue technology as well as formulate and evolve policy.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Application Oriented R&D: Aphorisms and Anecdotes

Tue., Mar. 4, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Frosch shares lessons from his experience trying to perform, and lead, application oriented R&D. Some of these lessons have been encapsulated in aphorisms. Some aphorisms will be presented, with explication, and illustrated with anecdotes from experience with the Navy, ARPA, NASA and General Motors.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Transportation Fuels with the GREET Model

Fri., Aug. 10, 2007 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

In order to fully evaluate energy and emission benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels, well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis becomes necessary, since energy losses and emissions occur during the fuel production stage as well the vehicle operation stage.