Open Lab Stockholm creates the conditions for societal innovation and the development of solutions to complex challenges in the Stockholm region. Our approach? Collaboration and user-centered design methodology.
The Open Lab grew out of the Master’s course 'Challenges for the growing city / Innovations for societal challenges', a joint module offered by four universities including CIVIS member Stockholm University. Students learn how to harness design thinking to propose solutions for a challenge facing the City of Stockholm or the Stockholm Region.
Students who completed this course in 2017 or later were invited to submit their projects for the first round of Open Lab funding. The successful projects were announced on 20 May 2021, and they will run until summer 2022.