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Innovation, Discovery, Design, & Data Lab

About the IDEA Lab

The IDEA Lab provides space and technology for collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship and supports a wide range of digital scholarship activities. The lab functions as a demonstration and prototyping site for exploring the interface between design learning, informatics, visualization, and data analytics. It features the informatics innovations and pioneering technologies that make the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center unique.

  • Only users with keycard access may enter.
  • Each person must swipe their keycard each time they enter.
  • No food is allowed (unless prior arrangements are made).


  • Email us at idealab@library.illinois.edu
  • The IDEA Lab is located on the west side of Grainger Engineering Library’s lower level.
  • The IDEA Lab is open during Grainger Engineering Library’s operating hours. Access must be approved.