We Build Community


We gather KOLs including creators and seed users of urban products, founders of urban communities, and experts of urban research and polities together in our WeChat group. In the community, we inspire new thoughts of urban problems, deep dive new consumer needs of urban experience and products, and implement to make crazy ideas happen. 


We form city-based offline communities to gather like-minded people from diverse backgrounds to share and design solutions to improve local urban experience. Our current city lead  team covers Beijing, Shanghai,Chengdu, Malaysia and Austin. 


We work with global partners including academias, corporates, urban tech startups, regional innovation hubs etc. to access the newest trend about urban innovation, share insights about China urban experience landscape (e.g. Max Lab team acts as the only Chinese mentor in the first SXSW Cities Summit.), and help form cross boarder partnership. 

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City Talk is a series of sharing sessions organized by Max Lab and its authorized communities to invite influential city designers to talk everything about cities.

Since September 2017, we have partnered with our space partners to host five sessions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai. 



We have been invited to global creative conferences to share our perspectives about cities and engage in global ecosystem building

  • Invited as the only Chinese mentor in the first SXSW Cities Summit.

  • Invited to share “design for system innovation” in Design Shanghai.

  • Gave an exclusive interview on Liu Hongjie, founder of MTA music festival. MTA festival provides unprecedented convergence of emerging music, technology and art.

  • Invited the special correspondent Ava to report live in the first 2050 Tech Summit

Get Involved

To join our community and learn more about us, please follow our Official WeChat Account. 

For other inquiries, contact us through the below form or email us: hi@maxlab.co