BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

Centrally located on the Charles River campus, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is your on-campus collaboration space and information center.

Students and alumni are encouraged to use the BUild Lab coworking space for new ventures and collaborative projects. It’s also home to the Innovate@BU programs and staff who can point you in the right direction of innovation resources across the University and City of Boston.

Faculty and community members can also request to use the space for classes, workshops, and events. 


Where to find us

The BUild Lab is open to the BU community as a collaborative space for meeting and working.

  • 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • Fall and spring semester hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
  • Reserve a meeting room here. Please note rooms are designated for students and alumni working on collaborative projects, events, or ventures.
  • Entrance to the BUild Lab: Enter beneath the red 730 Commonwealth Ave. awning directly next to Pavement Coffee. See a detailed video.

The space

The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center includes:

  • 8 meeting rooms to be used for meetings, conference calls, and collaborative projects. Capacity ranges from 2-3 to 12.
  • Four cubicles available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • A kitchenette and eating area.
  • Lockers and storage bins that can be used for storing equipment, prototypes, and supplies.
  • An open coworking space with 24 hot-desks available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • A large lounge area with mobile furniture that can be used for working, small meetings, events, and workshops.