An international research collaboration - the Innovation Co-Laboratory - was officially launched in a video-conferenced ceremony on Tuesday March 8, 2011. The Innovation Co-Lab is a joint venture of the School of Public Policy and the Enterprise Innovation Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia; the School of Management and Economics of the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China; and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, Manchester, England. Participants on three continents proclaimed the Innovation Co-Lab open and reaffirmed their strong mutual intellectual interests in the domain of science, technology, and innovation management and policy. The Innovation Co-Lab will build an architecture of collaboration between the three Institutions that will involve shared data resources, training, and joint research. The pilot research collaborations of the Innovation Co-Lab will focus in the nanotechnology domain, examining research developments and commercialization trajectories in three case study areas: die-sensitized solar cells, biosensors, and graphene.