IDEO's collaborative future lab

CoLab connects organizations to shape technology’s impact on the world. Together, we design the future.


Emerging Tech and Trends Meets Rapid Prototyping

CoLab membership focuses on research & design across an evolving list of emerging technologies, global trends, and business challenges. From 4-day sprints to multi-week projects, we start with your organization's hard problems and create experience prototypes that look 12+ months ahead of market.

A Venture Studio That Builds to Launch

Through venture design sprints, residencies, and special events, CoLab helps you incubate, accelerate, and launch ventures. We builds alongside leading founders, early stage startups, and corporate innovators to move new concepts toward market.

An Investment and Design Partner

CoLab's design-driven investing program partners with early-stage distributed web projects and founders through co-creation, capital, and community. By partnering with world-class entrepreneurs and developers, we help put user needs at the center of distributed web technologies.

CoLab Network

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We're designing the future through research, prototyping, ventures, and investment.

At CoLab, we bring together a broad network of individuals and member organizations to identify needs, prototype emergent concepts, and bring new solutions toward market.

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Collaborative Research & Design

As a CoLab member, your organization joins like-minded innovators to actively explore the future. Together, you'll discuss the hard problems facing your organization, and co-design solutions through hands-on sprints and deep-dive projects. You'll get training in CoLab’s collaborative innovation process, insights into emerging tech and trends, and opportunities for future growth that you can take forward toward market.

Venture Studio

Accelerating Ventures

Join us as an Entrepreneur, Startup in Residence, or Corporate Venture in Residence. Together with a tight-knit network of founders, enterprises, and funds, we use design and emerging technology to accelerate ventures into market.

Venture Investment

A Design and Investment Partner

CoLab Ventures focuses on Distributed Web projects. We invest in early-stage, distributed web projects and founders through co-creation, capital, and community.

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Design, Prototype, and Learn

Hone your design, tech, and business skills along with a diverse group of academics, professional designers, and corporate innovators. Fellowships run multiple times per year for periods of 1-8 weeks. Sign up to get notified when applications open for our Spring 2020 Makeathon.

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