The intention of the New Lab is to transform Building 128 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard—once a shipbuilding factory—into a high-tech design and prototyping center that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship. New Lab’s ambitions, however, go beyond providing a cutting-edge, collaborative work space for its entrepreneurial occupants. A core goal of the project is to radically revitalize the Brooklyn Navy Yard, turning this once hub for shipbuilding into an epicenter of innovation and growth. To this end, New Lab will have a profound impact on the economic future of the Navy Yard. A variety of classes and educational programs will provide job training for Navy Yard tenants and other high-tech manufacturers, as well as local entrepreneurs who wish to advance their skills. New Lab will also host the best and brightest institutional members, who can utilize its state-of-the-art resources for educational and networking programs in the cutting-edge field of new manufacturing and design.