As part of the Smart Nation initiative, IDA Labs was set up to provide physical lab spaces for individuals, companies and government agencies to collaborate and innovate. It enables them to generate new ideas, prototype concepts and develop new technologies.

To encourage talented individuals and companies in their journey of turning viable ideas into prototypes, IDA Labs provides the following support:
• Hosting of hardware-related start-up companies at the IDA Labs facility, availing tools and equipment for prototyping.
• Providing valuable connections to mentors, community, and resources.
• Providing access to business opportunities locally and beyond.
• Guidance on prototyping, design thinking, and testing / compliance.