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The Research Council’s Idélab (IDELAB)

Participants at an Idélab seek to find radical new solutions to existing and future challenges to society.

The idélab initiative is designed to develop ground-breaking research and innovation projects. Over a period of five intense days, a group of cross-disciplinary participants exchanges ideas, reconceives the world from new perspectives that challenge current perspectives.

The event will provide an unconventional arena for experts from a variety of backgrounds to meet and unleash new ideas, ideas supporting sustainable cities based on the interaction between nature, technology, infrastructure and humans.

It is the individuals – not the institutions – who are the key actors at an Idélab event. Somewhere between 25 and 30 specially selected participants from a variety of fields convene for an intensive week of work.

Project ideas are developed in cooperation with mentors, who are senior-level experts in their fields, as well as other specialists. The mentors ensure that the projects involve ground-breaking ideas that challenge traditional solutions.

The best projects will receive a funding pledge at the end of the event. The projects are guaranteed funding provided they submit a detailed project description within eight weeks.

The Idélab concept is inspired by a method developed in the UK, known as a 'sandpit'. The UK Research Councils have used this method more than 60 times in the past 10 years with great success.

Read more about sandpits on the website of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

 

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