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The Harvard Innovation Labs is located in the heart of Allston's growing innovation corridor, nestled in between the Harvard Business School and the Science and Engineering Complex.

We occupy two adjacent buildings on Western Avenue. The i-lab on the first floor of Batten Hall at 125 Western Avenue is home to our co-working space for student innovators from all 13 Harvard Schools as well as alumni in our Launch Lab X GEO accelerator. The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is adjacent to the i-lab at 127 Western Avenue.

Hours + Location

Harvard i-lab
Batten Hall
125 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Matriculated, degree-seeking Harvard students have swipe access into the i-lab with a valid Harvard ID from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Harvard students may remain working in the i-lab after 11 p.m., but swipe access will not be available from 11:00 p.m. - 7 a.m.

The Batten Hall lobby is open to the public from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab
127 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

The Life Lab is accessible 24/7 only to full-time Life Lab members with badge access.

Access to the Harvard i-lab

For students and venture teams participating in our Membership Program:

  • Harvard student team leads: Complete the venture update form regularly so the security guard has the most up-to-date team roster.
  • Non-Harvard team members: Provide your name to security upon your arrival. Once the guard has confirmed your membership, they will direct you to check in through a tablet and provide access.

Experts and Mentors

Experts and mentors are welcome to visit the i-lab to host office hours and/or meet with i-lab ventures. Please let a member of our team know that you’re stopping by and check in with security upon arrival.

General Public

Members of the public may enter the i-lab upon invitation by an i-lab affiliate or to attend a public event. The Batten Hall lobby is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Getting Here

The Harvard shuttle provides transportation between Harvard Innovation Labs and the Harvard Square and Longwood campuses (trackable via the Shuttle Tracker system) to ensure easy access for undergraduate and graduate students. You can also take MBTA bus and subway services, rent a Zipcar, or bike here. There’s a BLUEbikes station just outside the i-lab.


Metered parking is available for $2.00 per hour in the Life Lab lot (entrance at 125 Western Avenue). You can also purchase a day pass for the Harvard Business School parking lot.

Tours and Events

While we do not offer tours to the general public at this time, we host a number of community events throughout the academic year that are open to all. Browse upcoming events.

Our Littlest Innovators

The i-lab is a focused co-working environment designed for adult use. To maintain our culture of respect for everyone using the space, children may enter only under special circumstances, such as a visit or an event specified as open to families. When in the i-lab, children must be accompanied by their grownup at all times.

Front of Batten Hall
Harvard i-lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

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