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Innovation through collaborations

Blavatnik fund for innovation


Still, we can have an even greater influence—not just in life sciences, but across technology, climate solutions, quantum computing, and more. To reach this potential, Yale Ventures is growing the ways it supports faculty members. For example, a generous gift earlier this year from Yale alumnus Will Roberts ’90 launched a new accelerator, the Roberts Innovation Fund, which provides grant funding, mentoring, and business training to support breakthrough inventions by engineering faculty members. Earlier, a generous gift by Len Blavatnik created a similar accelerator for the life sciences, the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale. Of course, students are also a vital part of innovation, and both the Roberts and Blavatnik funds include programs for them.

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