RLab | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


The nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other evolving interactive technologies.

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The RLab is a 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more led by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and fueled by a $5.6 million investment by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.  The new multi-university center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is critical to the City’s plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in VR/AR and create hundreds of new jobs in the field.

Part of the New York Works plan, which Mayor Bill De Blasio launched in 2017 to generate 100,000 well-paying technology jobs in the city, RLab will advance cutting-edge emerging media technologies and new business models, and will offer myriad opportunities for faculty and students at RLab’s partner universities, including Columbia University, CUNY (the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Lehman College, the Macaulay Honors College), and The New School.