UH iLab: A Collaboration & Innovation Space



Expose UH Manoa campus students to experiences that help them get involved with innovation and entrepreneurship at a level right for them. Encourage participation from all UH Mānoa units and the wider UH community. Based on the hub-and-spoke concept, iLab acts as the central hub for meetings and presentations where exchanges of ideas and concepts occur, bringing together many from all fields and disciplines. Participating UH Mānoa departments/colleges/schools act as the spokes, providing the necessary tools and spaces to further advance these ideas and concepts and thereby creating a wheel of innovation on the UH Mānoa campus.

The iLab is open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm and is staffed with a student monitor that can provide assistance with using the 3D printers and 3D scanner. Please email info@ilab.hawaii.edu to request iLab access at other times.

iLab Design Challenges

The mission of the iLab is to promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among interdisciplinary student teams mentored by faculty. Here are some links for design challenges that we encourage students to pursue. Participation in these challenges will enhance your resume and some of the challenges have substantial cash prizes.

If you are interested in forming a team, please email info@ilab.hawaii.edu.



https://disneyimaginations.com (closed for 2016)


New Opportunities


Building 37 is located between campus center and Kuykendall Hall.



Send event and class reservation requests to info@ilab.hawaii.edu. Our staff will respond and accommodate your requests to the best of our ability.

iLab Photo Gallery

X96 project presentations, Dec 2016

Shark Tank Competition Nov 2016

UH, Hawaii Green Growth, Kamehameha Schools signing ceremony, Oct 2016

Unity VR programming workshop, Sept 2016

Bob Nakata, iLab Manager, recipient of National Academy of Inventors Award, presented by John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley USPTO

Startup 101 Spring 2016

Design Thinking Class Fall 2016

Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program Jan 2017

Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program Jan 2017

Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program Jan 2017