Media Innovation Lab


Discover and experiment with the new technologies that will inspire new ideas and shape the future of storytelling and communications.

The MIL (Media Innovation Lab) at Northwestern University in Qatar provides an environment for NU-Q community members to collaborate, explore, converse; to stimulate curiosity, drive discussion, and present an opportunity for the community to engage with technology and ideas that may not be covered in particular contexts in our traditional programming.

2018-19 Program Theme: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Storytelling and Media

In 2018-19, the MIL hosts speakers and workshops on how to produce VR content. Sessions will focus on how storytelling changes in a VR environment, equipment needed, recording techniques, and user experience strategies.

Student Grant Program

The MIL Student Grant Program provides funding opportunities for student team projects that are aligned with the theme of the Media Innovation Lab each academic year. 

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Visit the MIL


NU-Q building
G-338 and G-338B
(adjacent Projection Theatre)


Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
11am - 4pm

Lab Equipment

The MIL offers a collection of state of the art virtual and augmented reality headsets to support media creation and consumption for use at the lab. Visit the lab to see what’s available today.

  • Oculus Go
  • Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream
  • Google Daydream headsets
  • Samsung Gear headsets
  • Bridge with Structure Sensor
  • HTC Vive Pro
  • Ricoh Theta 360 cameras (available for check-out at the Equipment Cage)