In our globalized and networked world, it is easy for new trends to take root. One such trend is that of Innovation Labs. There are Innovation Labs to develop products and services. There are Innovation Labs to develop projects and improve the organization in business. There are Innovation Labs to improve government services. There are Social Innovation Labs to organize communities to improve the society in important ways. Such activity does reflect some inherent value to the approach. But, what is the value? And, why now?