Innovation Center

UI LABS opened nearly 100,000 square feet of demonstration and collaboration space in May 2015. Since then, we’ve attracted more than 300 partners from industry, academia, and government in our work. We welcome more than 1,000 visitors every month to view this extraordinary space in action.

The UI LABS Innovation Center has a LEED Silver Rating and has been recognized with the 2015 Design Excellence Award from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago, 2016 Special Achievement of the Year from the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, and a 2016 Vision Award in the Program Category from Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago.

Host an Event

We offer a wide variety of programs, events, symposia, and thought-leadership lectures. Our industry, academic, nonprofit, and government partners have access to a variety of committee meetings, public workshops, roundtable discussions, and other activities in which they can network with each other, educate themselves, and establish fruitful new relationships.

To host your next event at UI LABS or to inquire about pricing, please contact

A Guide to the Facility