The RLab, 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more, is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other emerging media technologies.

NYCEDC and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment selected NYU Tandon School of Engineering as the administering institution and a consortium of participating universities, including Columbia University, CUNY, and The New School to manage and operate the space, along with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The new multi-university center is critical to the City’s plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in VR/AR and related technologies and will create hundreds of new jobs in the field.

Come Visit the RLab

The RLab houses cutting-edge emerging technologies and is an incredible space to connect with the New York City XR community. We'd love to show you around! We hold periodic open houses you can sign up for below:


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