The future of business is being invented in our labs today.

Labs that Close the Gap

blackbox Lab
Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab
Crypto, Fintech, and Web3 Lab
Customer Intelligence Lab
Digital Emotions Lab
Digital Reskilling Lab
Digital Value Lab
Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard
LIFE Lab
Platform Lab
Tech for All Lab
Trustworthy AI Lab

blackbox Lab

The blackbox Lab explores the promise of data, digital, and design with respect to contemporary understandings of blackness and business in digital space, products, services, and market platforms.

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Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab

The mission of the lab is to advance our understanding of how digital transformation and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in management and governance practices deliver measurable financial, environmental, and social impacts.

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Crypto, Fintech, and Web3 Lab

A new internet era is upon us. Web3 opens the door to new business models and financial products, with decentralization, open protocols, and digital assets. To what extent will these technologies transform ownership, money, and identity – and how? What will their impact on business and society be – and how should governments respond? The Crypto, Fintech, and Web3 Lab drives rigorous research in this important and emerging field.

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Customer Intelligence Lab

We are deluged by data. Companies collect huge quantities of it hoping for magic insights. But what do they do with this rich resource? In most cases, not enough.

The Customer Intelligence Lab is helping companies make better use of their customer data, to improve outcomes for the company, their customers, and society at large.

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Digital Emotions Lab

The development of technology in the past few decades is changing all aspects of people’s lives, including social interactions and the way of work. How can such developments improve not only efficiency, but also people’s emotional worlds and well-being? The digital Emotions lab is a research community that is focused on exploring the connection between the digital world and our feelings, moods, and emotions.

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Digital Reskilling Lab

Digital disrupts. Will digitization lead to large scale unemployment? How do we ensure that workers and citizens are not left behind in the digital era? The Digital Reskilling Lab is focused on these questions and the implications for workers and the quality of work.

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Digital Value Lab

High performing organizations make better decisions and execute them in an agile fashion. Data drives better decisions in these organizations and digital makes them more dynamic. The Digital Value Lab will study the performance and governance of digitally-scaled organizations by examining how digital technologies, big data, and the tools of artificial intelligence are driving performance and value creation through better decision-making.

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Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard

Starting in 2010, the NASA Tournament Lab at Harvard University pioneered the use of field experiments to solve computational problems for the human space program and simultaneously conduct research on the economics and management of innovation. Since that time, the laboratory has expanded its footprint to conduct leading-edge research, influence managerial practice, and develop policy insights regarding the discipline of innovation. Today, the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), is the largest laboratory within the D^3 Institute and leads the study of Open Innovation; the Science of Science; Data Science, and AI.

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LIFE Lab

Once a learner, always a learner. There is immense value in community learning. The LIFE Lab aims to provide lifelong learning opportunities to Harvard Business School (HBS) and its alumni. The Lab will facilitate networking and community engagement.

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Platform Lab

Many of the world’s most valuable businesses today employ digital business models, especially platform-based business models, to grow. Think Amazon, Apple, Ant Group l, and Alphabet. Billions of us are avid users of their applications daily. And because of our patronage, they enjoy a host of network benefits. The Platform Lab helps businesses and policymakers launch and scale new business models that enhance social welfare.

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Tech for All Lab

The world is innovating faster than ever, but this change is not evenly distributed, and neither are its benefits. The Tech for All Lab will make technologies accessible to all.

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Trustworthy AI Lab

We’re surrounded by Artificial Intelligence. Can we trust it? Do we know what to do with it? Will it help us make better decisions? The Trustworthy AI Lab is exploring the boundaries of AI in society and business.

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The DI is now part of the Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard. Read more about this change..