D-Lab offers twelve different courses at the intersection of technology innovation and international development, exploring areas such as development, design or social entrepreneurship. D-Lab embraces MIT's education principle, mens et manus, providing project-based learning with real-world impact in all its courses.


D-Lab maintains several lines of research open including emissions testing of charcoal made of agricultural waste, medical devices for global health through the Innovations in International Health group, and the Technology Evaluation and Verification project. D-Lab also participates in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.


We explore the role of technology creation in development through village-level interventions that seek to empower people to solve their own problems. Current implementation efforts are centered around Creative Capacity Building, the International Development Design Summit, and class-related fieldwork.