January 19th, 2017

19 January 2017

We have just published the first edition of the u.lab multi-media magazine. Inside, you will find an overview of what u.lab is, examples of impact, and upcoming events in the broader u.lab eco-system. Click here to access the magazine: PDF iconulab Magazine 01.pdf.

October 6th, 2016

Here is the link to watch the 2nd Live Session on October 6th:

September 20th, 2016

Head over to the edX home page to check out the first edition of the u.lab weekly newsletter, as well as our first Office Hours video.

-u.lab team

September 15th, 2016

Here is the link to watch the first live session, 10am EDT on September 15th.

September 8th, 2016

Welcome to u.lab 1x!

Here are a few practical tips to help you prepare for the opening week of the course:

April 21st, 2016

Second live session will be on air in less than an hour!  

May 18th from 15:00-16:00 UTC

Follow this link to join:

April 20th, 2016

We are hosting a u.lab Live Session on Friday, April 22, 2016 10:00am-11:15am Eastern US Time. Check your timezone here.

How to participate:

There are two ways to join the session. Please note: the broadcast you see from MIT will be exactly the same on both links below. Please read about both options.

April 19th, 2016

Planing to attend the live session? You can test your connection on Wednesday April 20, 2016 14:00-17:00 UTC at:

April 15th, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help with translations into French, Spanish and German. If you would like to translate a script contact us at! Thank you! 

April 1st, 2016

Just Money is a collaboration between MIT faculty and fellows of the Community Innovators Lab at MIT:

April 1st, 2016

"Just Money: Banking as if Society Sattered" is now open for registration. Click here to sign up!

January 4th, 2016

A 4-day intensive introduction to concepts and practices of Theory U - a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change - offered in Berlin, Germany, South Africa, the UK, and the USA.

For more information, visit:

December 19th, 2015

Many of you have asked what's next for u.lab. Here's a roadmap of what's ahead in the coming year. It's still evolving, so stay tuned for possible changes in dates and delivery times. 


Just Money - a MOOC focused on rethinking and transforming finance

u.lab x0: Activating the source of Innovation - a lighter, introductory version of u.lab.  This course will be self-paced.

u.lab xB: A course for leaders that want to apply the U innovation process in business and organizations 


October 25th, 2015

Prototyping Support
We're excited to have Ela Ben-Ur, formerly IDEO and currently i2i Experience, with us for the next two weeks. Beginning tomorrow, she will be available on the discussion board to support your prototyping process.

Prototyping Gallery
We have a new Prototyping Gallery on the PI U.Lab site where you can share your initiative and find collaborators.

October 6th, 2015

Based on your feedback that U.Lab needs a single place to find the latest, relevant information, we’re going to begin posting daily updates to the edX Course Info page.

Think of these as your daily briefings. We’ll list the two or three things you need to know about what’s happening in U.Lab now. By reading posts from previous days, you will easily be able to see the main things that happened while you were away.

We hope this works for you. We don’t know if it will. Let’s find out together.

October 1st, 2015

Week 3 is available today!

Yesterday, we posted our Week 2 office hours video to the Course Info page on edX.

You can also watch here.

In the video, we share a great example of co-sensing from Phnom Penh, Otto talks about the Volkswagen Scandal (he also wrote about in the Huffington Post), and we suggest ways to use U.Lab even (and especially) if you can't do everything we offer.

September 23rd, 2015

We have a new video to share with you! It's the first of our weekly office hours videos. We generally film these videos every Tuesday during U.Lab to directly answer some of your questions.

In this video, we talk about the U.Lab workload, what makes a good case clinic, the empathy walk, and the relevance of Week 1 videos to current events.

Watch it here.

September 21st, 2015

It was a real pleasure to connect with so many of you during our first live session on Thursday. In case you missed it, the recording is available here. Week 1 is now underway. Here's what you need to know to get started:

New Course Material

September 17th, 2015

Today, we kick-off with a live session at 10am EDT (-4 UTC). Everything you need to join is listed here.