@IL 2014-15 and again since 2017

Abstract reveals the hidden factory of unaccounted for resource usage in discrete goods manufacturing. We deliver comprehensive, accurate, real-time visibility into the state of production by tracking scrap, downtime, and throughput. Users create a digital twin of manufacturing processes and use them to analyze alternative factory scenarios without interrupting production. We drive continuous process improvement by giving manufacturers the tools to confidently identify and prioritize opportunities for reducing costs.

Analisa Russo

@IL since 2016



@IL since 2017

A fusion of expert knowledge, technology expertise and elbow grease to deliver the next-generation of precision medical diagnostics today.

Jabra Zaccak | Authess

@IL since 2017

Authess™ is an ed-tech company proudly based in Boston, the hub of education.  We provide our SaaS products to employers, educators and OPM, training and assessment vendors via subscription.  We partner with employers to develop authentic challenges that require high-value, in-demand competencies.  Our mission is to broaden opportunity, close skill gaps, and reduce organizational risk through the convergence of authentic assessment and machine learning. 

Rewan Al-Haddad | Avaaz

@IL since 2015

Rewan Al-Haddad is a Senior Campaigner at Avaaz - a global civic movement that mobilizes people to take action on issues they care about. She works on issues ranging from stopping climate change to ending arms sales to Saudi Arabia. She's originally from Iraq, grew up in Jordan, and now considers herself a Camberville local. 

Jackson Clawson | Bandcamp

@IL since 2017

Jackson is a designer and developer who is holding down the remote fort for Bandcamp, a widely-known music website whose mission is to create the best possible service for artists and labels to share and earn money from their music, and for fans to discover and enjoy it.

Ben Stamas | Superlative Instruments

@IL since 2016

Ben Stamas heads Superlative, a synthesizer design outfit bridging the past and future of analog performance instruments.


@IL since 2017

Boxaroo creates puzzle adventures. Players (usually in teams of 5-10) enter a room and together, try to conquer a challenge. You might be unearthing lost treasure, discovering the magician's secret, preventing a temporal disruption...

Clear Design Lab

@IL 2012-2015 & since 2017

CLEAR design lab works with clients to design the future one project at a time.  We help companies break new ground by creating innovative products, services, and experiences. Our approach combines strategy driven design, integrated prototyping, and elegant engineering to build the right things the right way. 


Common Sensing

@IL since 2012

Common Sensing is making medical devices that empower patients with smart data to promote self-awareness, education, and social engagement. The first product in development provides a breakthrough solution for diabetes self-management that allows patients to better control use of injectable medicine. Common Sensing was founded in 2012 by MIT graduates Richard Whalley & James White. For inquiries, contact

Design I/O

@IL since 2012

Design I/O is a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive, interactive installations. Design I/O develops installations for events, galleries, museums, exhibitions and public space and specializes in creating engaging, meaningful interaction with the public.

Ellie Tiglao | Tanám

@IL since 2017

Tanám is a food and artspace based in Union Square, Somerville. While we seek to continue the cultural advocacy mission of Pamangan, the Filipino American pop-up that has made its way throughout Greater Boston in the last three years, we seek to expand on its best ideas in our Bow Market space. 


Each narrative weaves together food and other art forms to present an experience that allows guests to step out of their restaurant expectations and for all - guests and staff alike - to consider their own and each other's place within the story, the food system and our communities.


@IL since 2014

EMBR labs was founded by four MIT students who are passionate about letting people take control of their own comfort.

Our mission is to harness the power of temperature to improve personal comfort & save energy. We are driven by the realization that existing temperature solutions haven’t significantly evolved in the last hundred years: these solutions are passive, low-tech, & impersonal.


@IL 2013-2015 [Founder, Brian R0ssa] & since 2017

In collaboration with Industry Lab, FØCAL has developed a vision-specific incubator space in Inman Square, Cambridge. Residents will have access to all the great amenities that Industry Lab has to offer, plus computer vision support provided by FØCAL.

Gerard Patawaran

@IL since 2017

Gerard Patawaran is a visual artist / graphic designer born and raised in California currently living in Cambridge, MA with his wife and three cats. Please feel free to contact him by phone or computer or telepathy.

Gillian Grogan | Honeyfoot


@IL since 2016

Interface Studio Architects

@IL since 2016

ISA is an architecture office engaged in design and research projects in cities across the U.S.A.  We work closely with project stakeholders to produce buildings, master plans, installations, and conversations that provide innovative solutions for our clients while productively addressing changing climates, lifestyles, technologies, and urban environments. 

Jonathan Lee Marcus

@IL since 2015

I highlight the fuzzy, malleable boundaries of perception. 
I experiment with sensory experience and playful interaction. 
I can’t help poking at the limits of systems.

Justine Bowe | Photocomfort

& smithsonian migratory bird friendly coffee certification

@IL since 2017

LeafLabs, Inc.

@IL since 2011 | Founding Member!

LeafLabs is a top research and engineering services firm focused on low level computing. We work with leading corporations, startups, government agencies, and academic institutions to help solve their toughest computing challenges. For almost a decade, we’ve delivered tailored, practical results, enabling our clients to achieve their most important aspirations. 


Lisa Pinals

@IL since 2017

Lisa just finished her Ph.D. at Tufts!

Nickolas Chelyapov | Curious Sound Objects

@IL since 2013

Nickolas Chelyapov is a freelance Interactive Art Director and Graphic Designer.

Nick Sophinos | WDean Medical Corp

@IL since 2017

NK Labs

@IL since 2014

NK Labs is an engineering company. We invent creative solutions to challenging technical problems, and develop them concept to prototype. NK Labs specializes in consumer electronics, scientific instrumentation, autonomous vehicles, and desktop fabrication.

Nuli Coffee

@IL since 2016

Our goal is to use technology to make dramatic improvements to coffee technology.

Plebian Design

@IL since 2012

Jeff Lieberman explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, creativity, and consciousness. He hosted 'Time Warp' on the Discovery Channel, reminding us how little our senses detect and understand about reality. He composes music in the duo Knolls. He shows sculptures internationally, exploring our unseen interconnectedness and interdependence. Having finished four degrees at MIT (Physics, Math, Mech. Eng., Media Arts + Sciences), he is exploring how the evolution of consciousness can cease human suffering.

Rex G. Baker IV

@IL since 2014

My clients work in a variety of fields - hardware, software, business consulting, medical devices, several flavors of design (industrial, graphic, UX/UI), art, entertainment, even beer and wine. They come to me when they want to start or expand their businesses, to negotiate with a strategic partner or major supplier, or to develop agreements they can re-use with their customers or suppliers in their day-to-day business. It helps that I regularly check in on my clients - I believe that having a deeper understanding of their long-term goals allows me to provide better service.

@IL since 2018

We want to connect content creators with those who wish to interact with their video and be a part of a greater experience. Rhinobird is an interactive video player; its team hails from Cambridge, Massachusetts all the way down to Santiago, Chile, and has worked with passion to create a platform designed to capture and share the full experience of life from every perspective. 

Great stories don’t have a single angle, nor a single point of view, so why then do we settle with a video player that only offers one perspective at a time? That’s the question that gave Rhinobird it’s beginning.

Rhinobird is designed to let the audience participate and take control of the video experience. We want to connect content creators with the those who wish to interact with their video and be a part of a greater experience.

Ryan Kuo

@IL since 2015

Ryan Kuo is an artist who expends his agency on reflexive systems and acts of non-knowledge. His works range from loud things on big screens to tiny words written on little cards, but tend to utilize virtual space, digital video, and anomalous sounds. Ryan completed a thesis at MIT’s graduate program in Art, Culture and Technology in 2014. His recent interests include spirals and sequencers, both questions that lead to questions that… In another bio, Ryan is a freelance writer and editor currently building technical documentation for a corporate client.

Shaper Tools

@IL since 2014

Shaper is developing a revolutionary line of computer-augmented power tools, starting with a handheld CNC router. Our mission is to improve the way that craftspeople design, build, and connect with each other.


@IL since 2016

Supernormal is an urban research and design group created to improve the translation of granular urban and real estate data into intelligent design, development and planning outcomes. Founders Elizabeth Christoforetti and Will Cohen work broadly across scales to create scalable design and planning prototypes for the urban environment. In addition to her work at Supernormal, Elizabeth serves as a researcher in the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab, where her collaborative work on the Big Data for Small Places study recently won a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant.


@IL since 2015

Tectonic is an experience design studio based in Seattle with an office here at Industry Lab in Cambridge. Our focus is on product envisioning at the intersection of UX, visual, and motion design. We love designing for big systems, collaborating on ambitious projects, and clarifying the complex for next-gen digital experiences. Interest piqued? Get in touch with Creative Director Benjamin Shown at

Van Gogh Tours

@IL since 2016

In 1992, Huibertha van Teunenbroek and Mike Sorgi started VGT as a way to fund their own Europe bike tours while on summer break from being school teachers. Since then the company has grown and evolved. In January 2013, their granddaughter, Emma Lewin, fully took over the company after working closely with them for a few years both in Europe and in the US. Between the three of them, they’ve designed, refined and led each bike and hotel, or walk and hotel tour. 

Vistapath Biosystems

@IL since 2017