Mapped: The innovation labs transforming government — and how to get in touch

Innovation labs shake things up by bringing different agencies together to come up with creative solutions, driving the collaboration and experimentation that is often sorely lacking in the public service. However, these labs too often work in a vacuum.

To make it easier for people to connect and collaborate with labs, Apolitical has compiled a directory of transformative government, public sector and policy innovation labs from around the world. If there’s a government, public sector or policy lab missing, please use this form and we’ll add it to the directory!



 

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Europe

 

🇦🇲 Armenia SDG National Innovation Lab


📍 Yerevan, Armenia
📧 info@sdginnovationlab.am
🔗 Webpage
📱 @ArmeniaSDGLab
 

🇩🇪 betterplace lab


📍 Berlin, Germany
📧 lab@betterplace.org
🔗 betterplace-lab.org
📱 @betterplacelab

🇬🇧 Bexley Innovation Lab


📍 London, UK
🔗 bexleyinnovationlab.wordpress.com
📱 @innovate_bexley
 

🇬🇧 Bristol City Innovation Team


📍 Bristol, UK
📧 city.innovation@bristol.gov.uk
🔗 connectingbristol.org
📞 +44 117 352 1055

🇬🇧 Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team


📍 London, UK
📧 openinnovation@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
🔗 openinnovation.blog.gov.uk/
📱 @openinnovteam

🇩🇰 Center for Offentlig Innovation


📍 Copenhagen, Denmark
📧 coi@coi.dk
🔗 coi.dk
📞 +4561813104
📱 @OffentligInno

🇬🇧 The Data Lab Scotland


📍 Scotland
📧 info@thedatalab.com
🔗 thedatalab.com
📞 +44 1316514905
📱 @DataLabScotland

🇬🇧 DfT Lab


📍 London, UK
📧 lab@dft.gov.uk
🔗 Webpage
 

🇮🇪 Dublin City Council BETA


📍 Dublin, Ireland
📧 beta@dublincity.ie
🔗 dccbeta.ie/
📱 @DCCbeta

🇺🇦 e-Dem Lab


📍 Ukraine
📧 info@cid.center
🔗 e-demlab.org
📞 +38 0432 69 44 32

🇵🇹 eSPAP Lab


📍 Amadora, Portugal
📧 Contact form
🔗 espap.pt
📞 +351 214 723 100

🇧🇪 EU Policy Lab


📍 Belgium
📧 Contact form
🔗 Webpage
📱 @EU_ScienceHub
 

🇧🇪 European Network of Living Labs


📍 Brussels, Belgium
📧 info@enoll.org
🔗 enoll.org
📞 +32 2 614 85 47
📱 @openlivinglabs

🇨🇭 Genève Lab


📍 Geneva, Switzlerand
📧 geneve.lab@etat.ge.ch
🔗 Webpage
📞 +41 22 388 00 02
📱 @GE_Lab

🇫🇮 inland Design


📍 Helsinki, Finland
📧 info@inlanddesign.fi
🔗 Webpage
📱 @inlandDesign
 

🇵🇱 Innolab


📍 Warsaw, Poland
📧 biuro@parp.gov.pl
🔗 Webpage
📞 +48 22 432 80 80
📱 @parpgovpl

🇬🇧 Innovation Unit


📍 London, UK
📧 contact@innovationunit.org
🔗 innovationunit.org
📞 +44 20 3918 5170
📱 @innovation_unit

🇽🇰 Innovations Lab Kosovo


📍 Pristina, Kosovo
📧 contact@kosovoinnovations.orgt
🔗 kosovoinnovations.org
📞 +381 38 249 232
📱 @KosInnovations

🇧🇪 Ghent Living Lab


📍Ghent, Belgium
📧 info@ghentlivinglab.be
🔗 Webpage
 

🇬🇧 Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab)


📍 Oxford, UK
📧 golab@bsg.ox.ac.uk
🔗 golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk
📱 @ukgolab

🇦🇹 GovLab Austria


📍 Vienna, Austria
📧 govlabaustria@bmoeds.gv.at
🔗 govlabaustria.gv.at
📱 @betterplacelab

🇫🇷 Etalab


📍 Paris, France
📧 secretaire.etalab@modernisation.gouv.fr
🔗 etalab.gouv.fr/en/qui-sommes-nous
📱 @etalab

🇦🇲 Kolba Lab                                              


📍 Armenia
📧 idea@kolba.am
🔗 kolba.am
📞 +374 60 530000 (*224)
📱 @kolbalab

🇫🇷 La 27 eRegion


📍 Paris, France
📧 infos@la27eregion.fr
🔗 la27eregion.fr
📞 +33 1 83 62 98 27

🇵🇹 LabX


📍 Lisbon, Portugal
📧 Contact form
🔗 labx.gov.pt
📱 @LabX_govpt

🇫🇷 Nantes City Lab


📍 Nantes, France
📧 nantescitylab@nantesmetropole.fr
📱 @NantesCitylab
 

🇬🇧 Nesta


📍 London, UK
📧 information@nesta.org.uk
🔗 nesta.org.uk
📱 @nesta_uk

🇬🇧 Northern Ireland PSI Lab


📍 Belfast, Northern Ireland
🔗 Webpage
📱 @iLab_NI
 
 

🇲🇩 MiLab


📍 Chisinau, Moldova
📧 milab.md@undp.org
🔗 milab.md
📱 @milab_md
 

🌍 OCTA Innovation


📍 Europe
📧 innovation@octa-innovation.eu
🔗 octa-innovation.eu
📞 +32 2 280 44 98

🇫🇷 Plausible Possible


📍 Paris, France
📧 contact@plausiblepossible.com
🔗 plausiblepossible.fr
 

🇬🇧 Policy Lab UK


📍 London, UK
📧 policylab@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
🔗 openpolicy.blog.gov.uk
📱 @PolicyLabUK

🇬🇧 Social Innovation Lab Kent (SILK)              


📍 Kent, UK
📧 silk.team@kent.gov.uk
🔗 Webpage
📱 @silkteam

🇫🇮 Sitra


📍 Helsinki, Finland
📧 sitra@sitra.fi
🔗 sitra.fi/en/
📞 +358 294 618 991
📱 @SitraFund

🇧🇪 Stadslab 2050


📍 Antwerp, Belgium
📧 Contact form
🔗 stadslab2050.be
📞 +32 3 338 11 98
 

🇨🇭 Staatslabor


📍 Berne, Switzerland
📧 hello@staatslabor.ch
🔗 Webpage
📱 @staatslabor
 

🇬🇧 The Behavioural Insights Team


📍 London, UK
📧 info@bi.team
🔗 behaviouralinsights.co.uk
📞 +44 20 7031 3511
📱 @B_I_Tweets

🇬🇪 The ServiceLab, Georgia


📍 Tbilisi, Georgia
📧 online@sda.gov.ge
🔗 Webpage
📞 +995 32 2 40 10 10
 

🇬🇧 The Water Hub


📍 Durham, United Kingdom
📧 innovate@thewaterhub.org.uk
🔗 thewaterhub.org.uk
📱 @UKwaterhub
 

🇸🇪 Vinnova


📍 Stockholm, Sweden
📧 vinnova@vinnova.se
🔗 vinnova.se/en/
📞 +46 8 473 30 00
📱 @vinnovase

🇬🇧 What Works Team


📍 London, United Kingdom
📧 whatworks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
🔗 whatworks.blog.gov.uk
📱 @WhatWorksUK

🇬🇧 Y Lab


📍 Cardiff, Wales
📧 ylab@cardiff.ac.uk
🔗 ylab.wales/
📱 @YLabWales

🇩🇪 GovLab Arnsberg


📍 Arnsberg, Germany
📧 govlab@bra.nrw.de
🔗 bezreg-arnsberg.nrw.de/govlab/
📱 @GovLab_BRA

🇪🇸Novagob Lab


📍 Madrid, Spain
📧 Contact Form
🔗 lab.novagob.org
📱 @novagoblab

North America

 

🇺🇸 18F 


📍 US-Wide
📧 18F@gsa.gov
🔗 18f.gsa.gov
📞 +1-844-USA-Gov1@
📱 @18F

🇦🇼 Futura


📍 Oranjestad, Aruba
📧 innovation@gobierno.aw
🔗 futuralab.org
📱 @ArubaFutura

🇺🇸 Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics


📍 Boston, US
📧 newurbanmechanics@boston.gov
🔗 Webpage
📞 +617-635-0044
📱 @newurbanmechs

🇺🇸 City of Austin Office of Innovation


📍 Austin, US
📧 innovation@austintexas.gov
🔗 Webpage
📞 +1 512-974-1662

🇨🇦 CityStudio Vancouver


📍 Vancouver, Canada
📧 Contact form
🔗 citystudiovancouver.com
📞 +1 604 874-6401
📱 @CityStudioVan

🇨🇦 Civic Innovation Office Toronto


📍 Toronto, Canada
📧 civicinnovation@toronto.ca
🔗 civicinnovation.to
📱 @civictoronto

🇨🇦 Civic Innovation YYC


📍 Calgary, Canada
📧 civicinnovation@calgary.ca
🔗 innovation.calgary.ca

🇨🇦 CoLab 


📍 Nova Scotia, Canada
📧 spark@thecolab.info
🔗 thecolab.ca
📱 @thecolab_info

🇨🇦 Development Innovation Unit


📍 Canada (Part of Global Affairs Canada)
🔗 Webpage
 
 

🇨🇦 ESDC Innovation Lab


📍 Canada (Part of Employment and Social Development Canada)
🔗 Webpage
 
 

🇺🇸 GovLab PHL


📍 Philadelphia, US
📞 +1 215 686-6210
🔗 Webpage
📱 @govlabPHL

🇺🇸 HHS Idea Lab


📍 Washington, US
📧 idealab@hhs.gov
🔗 hhs.gov/idealab
📱 @hhsidealab
 

🇨🇦 Impact and Innovation Unit


📍 Canada (part of the Privy Council Office)
📧 iiu-uii@pco-bcp.gc.ca
🔗 Webpage
📱 @impact_innovEN

🇨🇦 Innovate Barrie


📍 Barrie, Canada
📧 rbunn@barrie.ca
🔗 Webpage
 

🇺🇸 Innovation Office, SF Human Services Agency


📍 San Francisco, US
📧 InnovateHSA@sfgov.org
🔗 SFHSAInnovationOffice.Tumblr.com

🇺🇸 The Los Angeles Innovation Team


📍 Los Angeles, US
📧 Contact form
🔗 losangelesinnovates.com/
📱 @LAinnovates

🇨🇦 MaRS Solutions Lab


📍 Toronto, Canada
📧 solutions-lab@marsdd.com
🔗 marsdd.com/mars-solutions-lab/
📱 @Solutions_Lab

🇺🇸 Multnomah Idea Lab


📍 Multnomah County, US
📧 themil@multco.us
🔗 Webpage
📱 @MultCoMIL

🇺🇸 Miami Innovation Academy


📍 Miami, US
📧 msarasti@miamigov.com
🔗 Press Release
📱 @Sarasti

🇺🇸 Rochester Mayor’s Office of Innovation


📍 Rochester, New York, US
📧 Contact form
🔗 rochesterinnovation.com
📞 +1 585 428 5990
📱 @InnovationROC

🇨🇦 Nova Scotia GovLab     


📍 Nova Scotia, Canada
📧 NSGovLab@novascotia.ca
🔗 novascotia.ca/govlab
📱 @NSGovLab

🇺🇸 NYC Civic Innovation Lab


📍 New York, US
📧 noel@beta.nyc
🔗 Webpage
 
 

🇺🇸 NYC Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity


📍 New York, US
📧 Contact Form
🔗 Webpage
📱 @NYCOpportunity

🇺🇸 Louisville Office of Civic Innovation


📍 Louisville, US
📧 ipoall@louisvilleky.gov
🔗 Webpage
📱 @OPI2Lou
 

🌍 Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF


📍 International
📧 Contact form
🔗 Webpage
📱 @UNICEFinnovate

🇨🇦 Ontario Digital Services (ODS) Labs


📍 Ontario, Canada
📧 shannah.segal@ontario.ca
🔗 Webpage

🇺🇸 San Francisco Office of Civic Innovation


📍 San Francisco, US
📧 Contact form
🔗 innovation.sfgov.org
 

🇺🇸 Seattle Innovation and Performance Team


📍 Seattle, US
📧 innovationteam@seattle.gov
🔗 Webpage
📞 +1 206 684 4000

🇺🇸 South Bend Department of Innovation


📍 South Bend, US
🔗 Webpage
📞 +1 574 233 0311
📱 @InnovationCoSB

🇨🇦 ISED Innovation Lab


📍 Ottawa, Canada
📧 Contact form
🔗 Webpage
📞 +1343 291 1879

🇺🇸 Rhode Island Office of Innovation


📍 Rhode Island, US
📧 innovate.info@innovate.ri.gov
🔗 innovate.ri.gov
📞 +1 401 277 5311
📱 @InnovateRI

🇺🇸 The Lab @ DC


📍 Washington, US
📧 the.lab@dc.gov
🔗 thelab.dc.gov
📱 @TheLab_DC

🇺🇸 The Lab at OPM


📍 Washington, US
📧 lab@opm.gov
🔗 lab.opm.gov
📱 @LabOPM

🇺🇸 USAID Global Development Lab


📍 Washington, US
🔗 Webpage
📱 @GlobalDevLab

🇺🇸 UNDP Innovation Facility


📍 New York, US
📧 innovator.support@undp.org
🔗 undp.org/innovation
📱 @UNDP_Innovation

🇺🇸 Civic Lab


📍 Sacramento, US
📧 cpeterson@sacog.org
🔗 sacog.org/civic-lab-0
📱 @SACOG

🇺🇸 NYCx


📍 New York, US
📧 nycx@cto.nyc.gov.
🔗 Webpage
📱 @NYC_CTO

🇺🇸 WeHoX


📍 West Hollywood, US
📧 Contact Page
🔗 wehox.org
📱 @WeHoCity

Latin America
 
🇧🇷 (011).Lab


📍 São Paulo, Brazil
📧 011.lab@prefeitura.sp.gov.br
🔗 011lab.prefeitura.sp.gov.br
📞 +55 11 2392 2065
📱 @011labsp

🇨🇴 Centro de Innovación Pública Digital


📍 Bogotá, Colombia
📧 Contact form
🔗 centrodeinnovacion.gobiernoenlinea.gov.co/es
📞 +57 1 344 34 60
 

🇨🇴 Equipo de Innovación Pública DNP


📍 Bogotá, Colombia
📧 info@dnp.gov.co
🔗 innovacionpublica.atavist.com
📞 +57 1 381 50 00

🇧🇷 GNova


📍 Brasília, Brazil
📧 Contact form
🔗 gnova.enap.gov.br
📱 @gnovalab
 

🇧🇷 IGovLab Sao Paulo


📍 Sao Paulo, Brazil
🔗 igovsp.net/sp/igovlab/
📱  @iGovLab
 

🇨🇴 LABCapital


📍 Bogotá, Colombia
📧 labcapital@veeduriadistrital.gov.co
🔗 labcapital.veeduriadistrital.gov.co
📞 +57 1340 7666
📱 @VeeduriaBogota

🇦🇷 LABGobAr


📍 Buenos Aires, Argentina
📧 innovacionpublica@modernizacion.gob.ar
🔗 Webpage
📞 +(54 11) 5985-8700 Ext. 7005
📱 @GobAbierto_AR

🇨🇱 Laboratorio de Gobierno


📍 Santiago, Chile
📧 contacto@lab.gob.cl
🔗 lab.gob.cl
📞 +56 2 2594 7950
📱 @labgobcl

🇪🇨 Laboratorio de Innovacion Quito


📍 Quito, Ecuador
🔗 linq.quito.gob.ec
📞 +56 2 2594 7950
📱 @linqlab

🇧🇷 Laboratorio Hácker


📍 Brasilia, Brazil
📧 labhacker@camara.leg.br
🔗 labhackercd.leg.br
📞 +55 61 3216 6003
📱 @LabHackerCD

🇲🇽 Laboratorio para la Ciudad


📍 Mexico City, Mexico
📧 laboratorio@labcd.mx
🔗 labcd.mx
📞 +52 55 5131 4724
📱 @LabCDMX

🇨🇴 Movilizatorio


📍 Bogotá, Colombia
📧 hola@movilizatorio.org
🔗 movilizatorio.org
📱 @Movilizatorio

🇨🇴 RutaN


📍 Medellín, Colombia
📧 rutaN@rutanmedellin.org
🔗 rutanmedellin.org/en
📞 +57 4 518 77 70
📱 @Ruta_N

🇦🇷 Santa Lab


📍 Santa Fe, Argentina
📧 gobiernoabierto@santafe.gob.ar
🔗 Webpage
📱 @santalab_ar

🇨🇴 Vivelab Bogotá


📍 Bogotá, Colombia
📧 vivelab_bog@unal.edu.co
🔗 vivelabbogota.com
📞 +57 300 568 7569
📱 @ViveLabBogota

🇪🇨 Wonder Lab


📍 Quito, Ecuador
🔗 wonderinnovationlab.com
📞 +44 20 3918 5170
📱 @WonderInnovaLab
 

🇲🇽 Zapopan Lab


📍 Jalisco, Mexico
📧 equipo@codeandomexico.org
🔗 Webpage
📱 @ZapopanLab

 
🇺🇾 Laboratorio de Innovación en Gobierno Digital


📍 Montevideo, Uruguay
📧 lab@agesic.gub.uy
🔗 lab.agesic.gub.uy
📞 +598 2901 2929
📱 @agesic

 

Oceania

 

🇦🇺 A-Lab


📍 Canberra, Australia
📧 a_lab@arena.gov.au
🔗 Webpage
 
 

🇳🇿 Auckland Co-Design Lab


📍 Auckland, New Zealand
📧 aucklandcodesignlab@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
🔗 aucklandco-lab.nz
📞 +64 21 223 2252
📱 @CodesignLab_AKL

🇦🇺 Bizlab


📍 Canberra, Australia
📧 bizlab@industry.gov.au
🔗 Webpage
📞 +61 2 6213 6000

🇦🇺 co-Lab


📍 Canberra, Australia
📧 co-lab@digital.gov.au
🔗 Webpage
 
 

🇦🇺 InnovationXchange


📍 Canberra, Australia
📧 Contact form
🔗 ixc.dfat.gov.au
📱 @dfat_iXc

🇳🇿 Nz Govt Service Innovation Lab


📍 Wellington, New Zealand
📧 serviceinnovationlab@dia.got.nz
🔗 Webpage

🇦🇺 Public Sector Innovation Branch                 


📍 Australia (Part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria)
📧 psi@dpc.vic.gov.au
🔗 Webpage
📞 +61 3 701 73482

🇦🇺 South Australia Public Sector Innovation Lab


📍 Adelaide, Australia
📧 change@sa.gov.au
🔗 Webpage
📞 +61 8 8226 2700

 
🇦🇺 Sydney Policy Lab


📍 Sydney, Australia
📧 Contact form
🔗 sydney.edu.au/sydney-policy-lab/
 
 

🇦🇺 The Australian Centre for Social Innovation


📍 Adelaide, Australia
📧 info@tacsi.org.au
🔗 tacsi.org.au
📞 +61 8 7325 4994

🇦🇺 The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne


📍 Melbourne, Australia
📧 the-policy-lab@unimelb.edu.au
🔗 Webpage
📞 +61 3 9035 5511
📱 @ThePolicyLab

🇦🇺 Wicked Lab


📍 Adelaide, Australia
📧 hello@wickedlab.com.au
🔗 wickedlab.com.au
📱 @_wickedlab

Asia

 

🇱🇰 Citra Social Innovation Lab


📍 Sri Lanka
📧 innovations.lk@undp.org
🔗 citralab.lk
📞 +94112694633
📱 @CitraLabLK

🇸🇬 Innovation Lab, Transformation Office


📍 Singapore (Part of the Public Service Division)
📧 psd-lab@psd.gov.sg
🔗 Webpage
 

🇭🇰 The Good Lab


📍 Hong Kong
📧 info@goodlab.hk
🔗 goodlab.hk/
📞 +852 3996 1933

🇬🇪 Rustavi2050


📍 Rustavi, Georgia
📱 @rustavi2050

🇮🇩 Pulse Lab Jakarta 


📍 Jakarta, Indonesia
📧 plj@un.or.id
🔗 pulselabjakarta.org
📞 +62 21 3983 8473
📱 @PulseLabJakarta

🇹🇼 Public Digital Innovation Space


📍 Taipai, Taiwan
📧 hello@pdis.tw
🔗 pdis.nat.gov.tw
📱 @TaiwanPDIS

🇹🇭 National Innovation Agency Thailand


📍 Bangkok, Thailand
📧 info@nia.or.th
🔗 nia.or.th
📞 +66 2 017 5555

Middle East and Africa

 

🇿🇦 Centre for Public Service Innovation                            


📍 Centurion, South Africa
📧 info@cpsi.co.za
🔗 cpsi.co.za
📞 +27 12 683 2800
📱 @cpsi_sa

🇮🇱 i-team Beer Sheva


📍 Beer Sheva, Israel
📱 @iteam_Br7

 

 

 

 

🇮🇱 Jerusalem i-team                 


📍 Jerusalem, Israel
📧 info@jlmteam.org
🔗 jlmiteam.org
📱 @JLMiteam

🇦🇪 Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation


📍 Dubai, UAE
📧 info@mbrcgi.gov.ae
🔗 mbrcgi.gov.ae
📞 +9714 318 9355
📱 @MBRinnovation