The early success of Harvard’s new Innovation Lab in Allston is gratifying to see — not just because promising companies are already emerging from the so-called i-lab, but because of what the lab could mean to the future economy of Greater Boston. Another reason to cheer on the i-lab is the nudge that the project is likely to give to Harvard itself. Until recently, Harvard was slower than comparable universities to take on the role of a nurturer of start-ups.
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