A-Lab: Accelerating Innovation

A-Lab: Accelerating Innovation

At AECOM, innovation is an integral part of our culture. We practice it in strategic ways, with the goal of building the next generation of opportunities in existing and new markets.

To identify those opportunities with the highest potential to make an impact, AECOM hosts an annual Global Challenge that harnesses the collective power and entrepreneurial spirit of our more than 87,000 employees.

As part of the Global Challenge, we host AECOM Laboratory (A-Lab) – a highly-specialized eight-to-ten-week program that fosters entrepreneurial learning and acts as a center of collaboration between our employee innovators and graduate business programs and law schools from around the world. During A-Lab, students partner with our Global Challenge semifinalist teams to evaluate their ideas and help position them for success by developing strategic business plans.

The A-Lab program is an exceptional opportunity for students to develop skills and knowledge in innovation, market and risk analysis, corporate strategy, project management, finance, data analytics, technology, intellectual property valuation, and operations in a complex business environment. Throughout this process, students receive mentoring and coaching by AECOM subject matter experts across a variety of geographies, organizations and job functions. By the end of the program, students will have grown their professional networks, honed their skills, gained experience with a proven process for evaluating innovative concepts and their commercial viability, and earned unique insight into the business operations of a Fortune 200 company.

You can read more about the A-Lab program and get answers to FAQs here.
2019 A-Lab Schedule
The A-Lab Program Schedule begins in late January 2019 and ends in late March 2019, with student participation estimated to be up to eight hours per week during this period. The proposed A-Lab schedule can be found here.
Apply for A-Lab
To be considered for participation in upcoming programs, please fill out and return the application form here.
Please direct all questions and inquiries to the A-Lab team at ALab@aecom.com