Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, IDEO Palo Alto is where it all began. Our team is tackling challenges we could never have imagined a decade ago, and we’re continuing to partner with changemakers to make a positive impact on the future together. 

Combining the capabilities of designers, engineers, and researchers, we tackle projects with deep expertise in mobility, healthcare, and technology. Home to the Toy Lab and a fully stacked machine shop, we thrive on rapidly bringing new product ideas to life on-site and invite local partners to be part of the process.

IDEO Palo Alto is located two blocks from the University Avenue/Palo Alto Caltrain station.

Public Transit

From the University Avenue/Palo Alto station, follow University Avenue toward downtown Palo Alto. Turn right onto High Street and walk two blocks to Forest Avenue.


Park in any available space on the street. There is a two-hour limit, but IDEO staff will assist you in moving your car, if necessary.

Google Map Directions

Palo Alto New Business

Maggie Zhang

+1 650 289 3695

Palo Alto Media Inquiries

Darren Weiss

+1 650 289 3688

Please visit our contact page for all other questions, including job, internship, and speaking requests.

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