Go From Idea to Impact

Impact comes in many forms: business innovation, social entrepreneurship, community service and advocacy, arts engagement, public policy, and student group projects. 

Boston University and our surrounding community offer a wealth of resources for students and alumni who want to create impact, from design and prototyping to legal advice and marketing— and Innovate@BU is your starting point to discovering all of them!


Start using the BUild Lab!

The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is home to Innovate@BU programs and is open to the BU community as a collaborative space for meeting and working.

Please be aware, the BUild Lab’s physical space is closed while the University operates classes and programs remotely. We look forward to seeing you at the BUild Lab this fall!

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Use our programs & resources to launch an idea

Ready to launch a new idea of any kind? We’re here to help! Get started by using our signature programs and resources including office hours, workshops, competitions, and more.

Please note, our programs are currently being offered virtually until the BUild Lab is re-opened in the fall.