Research

The Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard mission is to spur the development of the science of innovation through a systematic program of solving real-world innovation challenges while simultaneously conducting rigorous field-based social science research. The areas of application are where the rubber meets the road—the different angles and topics that we use in our study of innovation. LISH’s areas of application span a variety of topics. For projects associated with each area of application, select the area below.

Research Tracks

The research tracks in which LISH operates provide the framework to conduct dual use experiments and analysis that will have the largest impact and help the lab achieve its mission. These research tracks describe the motivating questions and themes behind the lab’s projects. or projects associated with each research track, select the track below.

INCENTIVES & GOVERNANCE

Incentives &
Governance

Changing the way we look at incentives and governance of innovation

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CREATIVITY & PROBLEM SOLVING

Creativity & Problem-Solving

Exploring and creating evidence-based approaches to innovative problem-solving

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ORGANIZATION & PROCESSES

Organization &
Processes

Investigating how labs operate and take solutions out of the lab

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