Newlab Innovation Studios solve the world’s biggest challenges by bringing our community of members together with leaders and experts across industries and cities.

In 2020, Newlab Innovation Studios advanced the power of 5G, took on micro and macro-mobility challenges with Ford and Michigan Central, piloted technologies to make New York City more sustainable and resilient, and identified technologies and companies to make the mining industry safer and more sustainable.

5G Studio

In 2020, Verizon and Newlab launched the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation industry applications built on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Participants in the first cohort of the 5G Studio were given the opportunity to pilot their technologies on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) at Newlab's headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Leveraging access to 5G capabilities and Newlab's advanced prototyping resources and product realization support, the participants were able to showcase their technologies to address challenges across the healthcare, mobility, energy, and automation industries.

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Prospect Mining Studio

A catalyst for change in the mining industry, the Prospect Mining Studio is a partnership between leading Indian mining conglomerate, the Vimson Group, and Newlab. The Prospect Mining Studio supports start-ups of all stages, forward-thinking innovators, and prominent researchers as they build, pilot, and scale frontier technologies that will advance the natural resource and mining industries with a focus on sustainable and socially responsible solutions.

In 2019, Prospect Mining Studio launched an open call for entrepreneurs and researchers and received over 100 applications from companies around the globe interested in making mining safer and more sustainable. Fifteen companies from India, Switzerland, Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, and the US were chosen to participate in the first cohort.

This August, the Prospect Mining Studio team identified pilot sites in Canada, South Africa, and India for Studio participants to test their technologies. In addition, the Studio has progressed diligence activities with a few companies to make its first investments for the program.

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Circular City Studio

Launched in 2018, the Circular City Studio, is a program established with support from NYCEDC, encourages entrepreneurs to reimagine urban environments and help New York City address short, medium, and long-term challenges facing our city.

In 2020 this Studio empowered engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to pilot technologies that support NYC's sustainability agenda and rethink energy, waste, and recycling systems in New York City.

Newlab selected Aclima, Algramo, and Sapient Industries from a pool of worldwide applicants to pilot their technologies in real-world environments. The companies tested technologies that monitor air pollution's hyperlocal effects, sustainably and safely distributed cleaning products, and managed buildings' electricity usage while providing insights and services that will better prepare New Yorkers for critical challenges.

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Mobility Studio

Announced this summer, the Mobility Studio was formed by Ford, Michigan Central, and Newlab, to deliver an electrified, connected, and autonomous future by building, testing, and launching new mobility concepts in collaboration with leading industry experts, entrepreneurs, engineers, and inventors.

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Accessible Streets Studio

The Accessible Streets Studio, a collaboration between Michigan Central and Newlab, focuses on making everyday life more navigable and creating opportunities for residents of Detroit.

Learn more about the Accessible Streets Studio.