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Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Speed up your next application development project. We’ll help your team make use of innovative open source technologies, rapidly build prototypes, do DevOps, and adopt agile. Get started immediately with hands-on guidance from Red Hat’s subject matter experts.

What's in it for my team?

Solve legacy problems or tackle new challenges

Open Innovation Labs is an intensive, highly focused residency with Red Hat experts for 3 to 6 people. Your team will learn to work the open source way using an agile methodology and open source tools to work on your enterprise’s business problems from day 1 of the consulting engagement. During our initial discovery session we work with you to define scope and set goals.

Hands-on experience

  • Spend more time developing with a push-button infrastructure that allows feature development from day one.
  • Accelerate feature releases with continuous delivery using a deployment pipeline.
  • Access the full Red Hat® portfolio for developing and testing on modular platforms.
  • Learn collaboratively with Red Hat experts and the larger open source community.
  • Apply DevOps knowledge as you learn it and work toward a Red Hat certification with a DevOps concentration.

Innovation the Red Hat way

  • Develop something your organization needs like a prototype app or feature.
  • Design and develop in a cross-functional way and return home ready to share your agile and lean DevOps strategy.
  • Migrate your completed work to your organization quickly and seamlessly.
  • Get ongoing mentoring and collaboration from Red Hat Consulting experts and continued support from the team.
  • Contribute to, and learn from, the open source community through community-driven events.

Get started on day 1 with our
push-button infrastructure

Use our interactive menu to mix and match services, tools, and infrastructure to create your own, customized, Open Innovation Lab technology stack to meet your application development needs.

What is Open Innovation Labs?

Your partner in community-powered innovation


Candidates for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs are teams of developers, system administrators, and IT managers who are flexible, creative, and open-minded. They’re willing to solve problems in new and innovative ways. Ideal candidates are ones with the influence to share these solutions with the rest of your organization through mentoring and collaboration.

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs experts are comprised of teams from Red Hat Consulting, engineering, business units, and Global Support Services.


Red Hat Open Innovation Labs can help your team understand the open source approach to development, agile workflows, and how these combine with open source tools to define a DevOps strategy.

This includes an open source infrastructure optimized for rapid application development and an agile methodology ideal for continuous integration and continuous delivery. At the end of your residency, your team will have completed an application or app feature prototype—either modernizing an existing application or developing a new one. When they return home, they’ll be equipped to share this knowledge with their peers and help spread it throughout your organization.


Open Innovation Labs are located in Mountain View, Boston, London, and anywhere you want. Come to us or we’ll bring the Labs to you.

87% of IT leaders anticipate that their industries will be disrupted by digital trends to a great or moderate extent. Only 44% of these leaders say their organizations are adequately preparing for the disruptions to come.

Source, MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future, July 2016.


At Red Hat, when we talk about "open source," we're talking about a proven way of collaborating to create technology. The freedom to see the code, to learn from it, to ask questions and offer improvements: This is the open source way.


Open Innovation Labs' agile approach is focused on rapid iteration, regular prioritization, and continuous delivery through automation and cross-team collaboration. Teams focus on delivering value in hours, not weeks, by adopting a mature DevOps strategy.


At Open Innovation Labs, open source tools and automation form the foundation of our push-button enterprise infrastructure. Built on containers—powered by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and automated with Ansible by Red Hat— our stack can be deployed in less than an hour, allowing you to get started immediately.

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Stay up to date with Open Innovation Labs

Developer blog

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In this two-part demo, you will learn about the technologies we use at Labs to accelerate modern application development the open source way, and how we use Ansible to automatically provision a soup-to-nuts environment for modern application development.

A step-by-step tutorial for continuous integration with Jenkins for a Red Hat Mobile Native Android application

This two-part series details Juana Nakfour's work at the Labs to capture mobile application development innovations in a useful, repeatable way. Part one breaks down the steps to create and unit test a native Android application using Red Hat’s Mobile Application Platform.


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