About the i-lab
The Harvard innovation lab is a new and innovative initiative that fosters team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepens interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community. The i-lab supports Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s innovation agenda and activates a building that once housed WGBH-TV’s studios.
The i-lab encourages entrepreneurship and innovation across the University, bringing together many cross-curricular interests, including students from Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Harvard School of Public Health.
The i-lab provides transportation services between the i-lab and the Harvard Square and Longwood campuses (trackable via the Shuttle Tracker system) to ensure easy access for undergraduate and graduate students. MBTA bus and subway service also provides access to the facility, and the use of Zipcars and bikes will be encouraged to help contribute to the sustainability of the environment.
Metered parking is available for $1.25 per hour in the i-lab parking lot (entrance on Western Ave to the west of the i-lab) and by the day in the Harvard Business School parking lot. Free parking is also available on Western Ave.
The Harvard innovation lab is located in Batten Hall with a street address of:
Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163.
Please note, we are not able to offer public tours of the i-lab. However, we invite you to use our community lobby and cafe (which is open to the public from 7am to 9pm).
The community lobby is open for daily use from 7:00am to 9:00pm.
Our cafe is open Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, and on Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
For matriculated, degree-seeking Harvard students, the i-lab is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9am to midnight, and on Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00am.
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