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.

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 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.

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.

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.


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

Jefferson Center

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

New York Public Library Lab

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

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...

Planning Labs (NYC Department of City Planning)

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

Seattle Civic Technology Advocate

Seattle's Civic Tech Advocate Promotes Innovation, Engagement

Technologiestiftung Berlin

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

UI Labs

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

US GSA Emergizing Citizen Technology Office

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


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