A flexible, modern learning and workspace, the Liu Idea Lab is Rice’s new on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here you will find entrepreneurs and experts in residence, mentors, and innovators from fields across campus.

The Lab hosts experiential classes, and co-curricular events such as the Lilie Lectures, competitions, and workshops.

It is a bridge between Rice and the broader innovation and entrepreneurship community in Houston and beyond. 

Open for learning, innovating, studying, and co-working, from morning to night. 

Join us!


The Lab is located on the ground floor of the new Cambridge Office Building at the corner of Cambridge Street and Main Street on campus.

Parking is available in the building garage.


12-6 PM regular hours access.

6-Midnight after hours access. 

Open 7 days a week.  

Access & Use

The Liu Idea Lab is open to current Rice students, faculty, and staff for co-working. Rice affiliates interested in using the space will need to agree to the Lab guidelines and successfully complete a quiz summarizing usage guidelines. 

In addition to co-working, Lilie hosts special events open to the public. All events hosted in the Lab require registration. All participants in Lab activities are expected to uphold the standards articulated in the Lab guidelines as well as Rice University.

Community Guidelines & Access Quiz