Design playground for transformation projects


The IED Madrid has a new space: the IED INNOVATION LAB. A place which encompasses a range of labs in which to devise, articulate and create prototypes for collaboration models and processes that allow us to work by having design interact with other fields and disciplines. Ultimately, it is a place in which to learn and see design in a completely new way

The space is designed as a global, cosmopolitan, active, open, inclusive and flexible structure in which to bring together tools, players, processes and questions based on experimentation, generating innovation processes linked to new areas of knowledge and a range of projects.



The IED Innovation Lab is a playground in which to have fun with design and create transformation projects.

Our way of working is based on 6 PRINCIPLES:

The IED Innovation Lab has six specialised units, each focusing on a different area of design, creating the perfect atmosphere to make prototypes and develop projects.


The iil. labs are:

IED Innovation Lab - Fab Lab

fab lab

IED Innovation Lab - Media Lab

media lab

IED Innovation Lab - VR Lab

xr lab

IED Innovation Lab - City Lab

city lab


future food lab


digital design lab


The Innovation Lab is set in the CARABANCHEL DISTRICT, known by many as the New Spanish Soho. A traditional Madrid neighbourhood in which many designers, creative communities and artistic studios are becoming established.


The neighbourhood is becoming an innovation PROJECT INCUBATOR, with many workshops and work spaces in which creativity flows, fabricating and producing.


We invite you to discover the potential of the neighbourhood with IED DESIGN DISTRICT - EDICIÓN CARABANCHEL. A tour through 21 strategic spaces, 21 must-see stops, in this district.