A youth workshop

Welcome to The Invention Rooms

The Invention Rooms are a unique space for community innovation in White City.

They are a mixture of workshops, design studios and interactive spaces that will bring together our neighbours from the local community with Imperial’s academics, students, alumni and partners to get creative, build prototypes and share in the fun of making and discovery.

Located on Wood Lane, just two minutes from White City station, The Invention Rooms are part of Imperial’s new White City Campus, a major new campus in West London.

Make your ideas into reality

The first of its kind in the UK, The Invention Rooms are an unprecedented approach to local engagement in research and education, combined with cutting-edge innovation. They are a place for making ideas into reality.

We hope to inspire generations of inventors, entrepreneurs and makers from the local area and beyond.

The space

The Invention Rooms opened in autumn in 2017 with a range of programmes for young people from the local community to take part in making and prototyping, as well as a hackspace for our students, staff and partners to engage in specialist prototyping and advanced manufacturing.

In autumn 2018, we opened a dedicated events and interaction space; a venue for exhibitions, classes and activities, plus a café and outdoor terrace area.

Events, tours and activities take place all year round. Sign up to our White City Campus News mailing list to find out more. 

Get in touch

A youth maker session at the I-HUB

Contact us

To get in touch, please contact theinventionrooms@imperial.ac.uk.

A workshop participant holding up their design

The Invention Rooms are generously supported by

The Mohn Westlake Foundation
The family of Sir Naim and Renée Dangoor
Humphrey Battcock 
Berkeley Foundation
The Elsevier Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
J.P. Morgan
Driss and Heli Ben-Brahim 
The Lujenna Educational Trust 
Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers  
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)