Conceived as open and collaborative spaces, CIVIS Open Labs aims to create a forum where Universities and citizens can discuss local needs and challenges through innovative thinking and consequently participate in the co-creation of projects from an integrated approach, with the objective of developing innovative and inclusive initiatives that lead to a positive impact on citizens.
CIVIS Open Lab aims to be a space to promote pilot projects with a multidisciplinary approach, aligned with the CIVIS’s challenges ¹
To this end, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid launched its first CIVIS OpenLab Call for Projects through seed funding with the aim of contributing to the development and implementation of those proposals presented in response to challenges and needs such as Health & Inclusion, Circular Cities, Environment & Sustainability and Education & Digital Transformation.
CIVIS Open Lab projects selected for 2020-2021:
Project 1: circular cities: shaping our urban future through circular economy
: ADESGAM - ECOEMBES - Hoyo de Manzanares City Council - Onda Cero Madrid North Radio - Office of Scientific Culture (UAM) - UAM students - UAM faculties of Business & Economic Science/Law/Sciences.
Project 2: Forum for Sustainable Mobility
: ADESGAM - Alcobendas City Council - Madrid Science Park Foundation - UAM Students - Onda Cero Madrid North Radio - UAM Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences.
Project 3: Service-Learning as University’s response to COVID-19
: European Observatory of Service-Learning in Higher Education - City of Alcobendas Foundation - Onda Cero Madrid North Radio - GALSINMA - UAM's Faculties of Psychology / Teacher Training & Education / Law / School of Engineering / Philosophy & the Arts.