180 Needham St. Newton, MA 02464

Empow Labs

XR Digital Makerspace

Built by educators, experts, and AR/VR advisors

Our Mission

Opening in May 2019, Empow Labs is a collaborative center for learners age 15+, educators, and professionals focused on technologies likely to change the world.

Our focus is to provide opportunities for learning, professional development, and peer networking in the areas of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies, 3D design and modeling, robotics, wearable technology, sensors, IoT (Internet of Things) and human-machine interfaces – areas that hold significant potential for future career opportunities but are difficult fields to start learning because of the cost of equipment and lack of opportunities to be mentored.

Open to All






Workforce Training

Tech to challenge your limits

Virtual Reality demo using HTC Vive

Whether you’re interested in growing your career, building a team, or utilizing our equipment for your next project, we have a wide selection of emerging tech just asking to get your hands dirty.

  • HTC Vive Pro
  • HTC Vive Focus
  • Oculus Go
  • Oculus Rift S
  • Magic Leap One
  • Epson BT-300 AR Smart Glasses
  • MSI gaming laptops
  • Custom built PCs
  • 3D printers
  • …and more

Join the Community

Empow Labs is a collaborative space opening in May 2019 for all interested in XR and emerging technology. If you’re interested in learning more with an empowered and inviting community, fill out the form and get updates about our grand opening.

Augmented Reality application at Empow Labs