What is iHQ?
More than just “a building”, iHQ is the beating heart of the innovation & entrepreneurship (I&E) community at MIT.
It’s the culmination of a decade of careful planning, painstaking reconstruction, and thoughtful community-building. Located in the heart of Kendall Square, “the most innovative square mile on the planet”, iHQ creates the opportunity for world-changing impact not only at MIT but throughout the Greater Boston innovation ecosystem and much further afield.
The mission of iHQ
InnovationHQ provides a home for MIT’s thriving community of innovators & entrepreneurs, supporting all who pursue ideas with a passion for world-changing impact.
All MIT students are innovators in their own way. iHQ is a space where students from all five schools & the college can meet, work, brainstorm, and host & attend events. Many aspire to be founders, but not all. iHQ is designed to encourage chance meetings & opportunities that support all students explore their own unique innovation pathways.
What happens in iHQ?
Innovators meet, collaborate, work, celebrate, and learn.
Featuring over 25,000 square feet of modular workspace and office space for key I&E organizations, iHQ is the hub of innovation activities at MIT. It’s also home to new experimental spaces including The Voxel Lab, a fully-equipped makerspace dedicated to nurturing innovation & entrepreneurship in music & the arts at MIT, and the MIT Alumni Venture Studio, a home for some of the many alumni programs from I&E organizations.
Events & Meetings at iHQ
Host your event at the Hacker Reactor, MIT’s newest events & meeting space.
This impressive space on the top floor of iHQ is available to all members of the MIT community for meetings, events, and conferences. The Hacker Reactor offers a variety of flexible configurations for groups of up to 120 guests.
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