About Us

HARC's Founder: George P. Mitchell 1919-2013

HARC owes its origins to the vision and initiative of Houston oilman, real estate developer and philanthropist George P. Mitchell, b. 1919 – d. 2013. HARC was established in 1982 as a not-for-profit university consortium that could act as a technology incubator to bridge basic research and market applications.

HARC's Board of Directors

HARC is led by a distinguished Board of Directors from major academic institutions, the business community, and the philanthropic community. The Board of Directors works with HARC’s Executive Leadership to develop organizational strategies in support of the vision of HARC’s Founder, Mr. George P. Mitchell, and HARC’s mission as a research hub building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish.