The Tesla Light Institute is the GDI-sponsored university and research center built in Port Krin, Antallos. In addition to providing tertiary-level education for new CSN citizens, it also examines recovered BattleMech technology from around Antallos and the nearby leased (as yet unnamed) Mech Factory. It is also responsible for analyzing data taken from experimental BattleMechs and GDI's Serenity Valley Proving Grounds in the Sea of Despair.
It is housed in two identical seven-story buildings linked by several skybridges, named the Kearny and Fuchida Halls (on Sundays, Bill and Ted). Due to the amount of military research to be found within TLI, it is rumored that that its name is a reference the PPC and the Laser.