Innovation teams and labs

While there are many organizations with "Labs" in their name, this category refers explicitly to innovation units inside of larger organizations and institutions.


18F builds effective, user-centric digital services focused on the interaction between government and the people and businesses it serves.

Apolitical’s Government Innovation Lab Directory

Mapped: The innovation labs transforming government — and how to get in touch

cat-icon London, England

Boston Office of New Urban Mechanics

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics was formed in 2010 as one of the first municipal innovation offices in the world. Our research and design projects tackle a range of topics — from civic engagement to city infrastructure to education. Our team comes from a diverse array of backgrounds and our work comes in many different flavors.

City Lab Berlin

The CityLAB is an experimental laboratory for the city of the future.

cat-icon Platz der Luftbrücke 4-6, 12101, Berlin, Germany

City of Austin Office of Design & Delivery

We’re a new office within the City of Austin that’s dedicated to designing and building services for residents that grow and adapt with their needs.

Civic Design Lab

Civic Design Lab (CDL) is a civic service design and innovation team within Oakland City Hall that grew out of the Resilient Oakland initiative.

cat-icon Oakland, CA, USA

Design for America

Design for America is an idea incubator, a motivated community, and a way of approaching complicated challenges. DFA shapes the next generation of social innovators.


Etalab is the Prime minister’s digital taskforce and innovation lab of the French government

cat-icon France

Gabinete de Inovação – Intercâmbio de Práticas no Legislativo

um laboratório que reunirá mandatos das casas legislativas de todo o país para que compartilhem e construam caminhos para a inovação nos parlamentos brasileiros

cat-icon Asa Sul, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
cat-icon Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña 788, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GovLab Arnsberg

helps government employees in Arnsberg develop both the skills and understanding necessary for a modern, innovative government that focuses on meeting the needs of citizens

cat-icon Seibertzstraße 1, 59821, Arnsberg, Germany

International Innovation Corps

The International Innovation Corp at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy creates scalable solutions to critical development problems. We send top talent to work with government and development organizations on one to three year projects to implement innovative solutions to important development problems.

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning examines digital technologies and innovative approaches to meet information needs


We believe that people should be at the heart of decision-making


O Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio estuda o impacto e o futuro da tecnologia no Brasil e no mundo.

cat-icon R. da Assembléia, 10 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jefferson Center

The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan organization committed to advancing democratic, citizen-driven solutions to community and public issues.


Brazil's parliamentary innovation unit

cat-icon Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil

Laboratorio para la Ciudad

área experimental y creativa del gobierno de la Ciudad de México de 2013 al 2018.

cat-icon Donceles # 94, Piso 3 Colonia Centro, Mexico City 06090

New York Public Library Lab

NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library's knowledge for the Internet age.

cat-icon New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
cat-icon New York Times Building, 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

NYC Planning Labs

NYC Planning Labs builds open, impactful, modern technology tools for urban planners

cat-icon 120 Broadway, New York, NY, USA

Open Data Lab Jakarta

We’re the Web Foundation’s Open Data Labs. We empower people through data.

Philadelphia Office of New Urban Mechanics

PHL Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Philadelphia, PA. 209 likes · 1 talking about this · 7 were here. Mayor Michael A. Nutter's Office of New...

Poverty Action Lab

Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, policy outreach, and training.

cat-icon M.I.T, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA

Public Digital Innovation Space PDIS

We incubate and facilitate public digital innovation and service.

cat-icon Taiwan

Public Service Lab

Supporting the transition to better German public services through events, workshops, publications

cat-icon Berlin, Germany

Seattle Civic Technology Advocate

Seattle's Civic Tech Advocate Promotes Innovation, Engagement

Taftie – The European Network of Innovation Agencies

TAFTIE is the European Association of leading national innovation agencies

cat-icon Gasthuisstraat 34, 4161 CC Heukelum, Netherlands

Tanzania Data Lab dlab

Promoting innovation and data literacy through a premier center of excellence

cat-icon University Of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre - SED, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Technologiestiftung Berlin

Wir erforschen und erproben digitale Werkzeuge um gemeinsam mit Bürger*innen, Verwaltung und Unternehmen die Zukunft Berlins zu gestalten.

cat-icon Technologiestiftung Berlin, Grunewaldstraße, Berlin, Germany

The Lab @ DC

The Lab uses scientific insights and methods to test and improve policies and provide timely, relevant, and high-quality analysis to inform the District's most important decisions.

cat-icon John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 533 Washington, DC 20004

Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab

The Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL or Lab) will find and nurture technologically feasible, testable pilot projects which begin to solve some of the hardest cyber problems afflicting the national security industrial base and our country.

cat-icon Washington, DC

UI Labs

UI LABS is an innovation accelerator that brings Universities, Industry, and Government together to deliver solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.

United States Digital Service (USDS)

The United States Digital Service is transforming how the federal government works for the American people. And we need you.

cat-icon Washington D.C., DC, USA

US GSA Emergizing Citizen Technology Office

GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology program collaborates with U.S. businesses, civic organizations and inter-agency communities.