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Spaces + Studios

Our coworking space is as friendly as our logo. Rub elbows with innovators from all 13 Harvard schools in our open-layout environment. All full-time, degree-seeking Harvard students with a valid Harvard ID have swipe access to the i-lab.


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    Fuel Up

    Our kitchen is fully stocked with complimentary coffee, a Coke Freestyle machine, and salty snacks – plus a fridge to store your own fuel.

  • 02

    Meet Up

    Our bookable meeting rooms are equipped with Zoom connectivity for any type of meeting.

  • 03

    Skill Up

    After a quick training session with our experienced TAs, our AR/VR, Maker, and Media Studios can help turn your ideas into a reality.

  • 04

    Lock Up

    Ventures may request a free locker or rolling cart to store your gear. See a member of the operations team to get a lock.

When you need a quiet spot to chat with an advisor, meet with cofounders, or pitch to investors on Zoom, the i-lab has 22 conference rooms for meetings of all sizes.

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Who Can UseRoom DescriptionAvailable Rooms
Harvard StudentsFull-time degree-seeking Harvard students are welcome to reserve any of our meeting rooms for innovation-related purposes. Many are equipped with virtual meeting capabilities.Any
Harvard CommunityAny member of the Harvard community is welcome to our designated community rooms, accessible from the Batten Hall lobby.102, 150, 151, 152
Local CommunityMembers of the public living in Allston/Boston who are engaged in innovation or entrepreneurship-related work are welcome to reserve our designated community rooms, accessible from the Batten Hall lobby.102, 150, 151, 152
Reserve a room online (or in-person using the iPad), get a confirmation email, and check in on the iPad when you arrive. Each room has a white board and wall monitor, and three have in-room Zoom connectivity.

Whether you want to start a podcast, print a prototype, or envision a virtual reality, our studios (and the TAs who manage them) offer the tools you need to build your venture.

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Our studios are available to full-time, degree-seeking Harvard students as well as active alumni and affiliate members of the Climate Circle, Launch Lab X GEO, and Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab with required training.

Available Studios

  • Explore and experiment with cutting-edge immersive technologies — physically and imaginatively.

    • Experience the latest AR/VR equipment in an open session.
    • Learn about the technology with a dedicated team of experienced TAs.
    • Understand how to apply the tech to your specific field and build deeper learnings with one-on-one meetings.
    • Build MVPs and prototypes when you attend workshops.

    Available equipment: Meta Quest 2; Meta Quest Pro; Microsoft HoloLens 1; Microsoft HoloLens 2; HTC VIVE; high-performance PCs; Magic Leap, Rhino, Unity, and other production software.

  • From developing bicycle helmets to robotic arms to wearable health sensors for elite athletes, the Maker Studio’s high-caliber tools and equipment play a pivotal role in supporting our student entrepreneurs and startups.

    Access to the Maker Studio offsets the added expenses that can come with outsourcing design, prototyping, and manufacturing, to outside labs and third parties, especially for the student-led teams who have not yet raised funds.

    Features include: wet and dry zones; multiple 3-D printers and resources; collaborative team space; and areas devoted to assembly, manufacturing, rubber molding, and soldering.

  • An important part of your startup journey is telling your story. Take advantage of the Media Studio to create multimedia assets for marketing your venture. We have what you need to create podcasts and other audio content; demo and pitch videos; visual content for digital and print, such as logos and executive summaries; and more.

    Available Equipment

    • Professional video equipment for production and editing: Sony NXCAM HXR-NX80 (shoots HD and 4K); Sony ECM-VG1 electret condenser shotgun microphone; Manfrotto tripods; 2019 iMac with Adobe Premiere; a pull-down chromakey (green screen) backdrop; a Harvard Innovation Labs-themed backdrop for recording video interviews and vodcasts; and dracast studio lights.
    • Three-station audio recording: Pro-quality Shure KSM44 microphones with shock mounts and windscreens; rofessional studio headphones; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) mixer and recording interface; Marantz sound shields; Macbook Pro with audio recording software (Audacity and Garageband)
    • Portable audio recorders: ZoomH4nPro, Zoom H1n
    • Photography/graphic design: Nikon 3000 DSLR camera; tripods; iMac with Adobe Creative Suite; large flat-screen TV

Meet the Studio Team All Harvard Innovation Labs Staff

Sign Up for Training

Each studio requires specific training related to safety, the use of specialized equipment, and to learn about the available resources. After training, you'll swipe into the studio with your Harvard ID.

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