The life and death of innovation labs

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Public innovation labs have been showcased as key drivers of the much needed transformation of government and public service systems. But while there has been a proliferation of innovation labs and teams around the world, questions are being raised about their effectiveness. In some places it is even leading to their demise. What does the future of innovation labs look like? During this sessions, visiting representatives of some of the world's most exemplary Labs -such as the Lab de la Ciudad (Mexico), Helsinki Design Lab (Finland), Alberta CoLab (Canada) and MindLab (Denmark)- will reflect on the closure of the public innovation labs they ran, the possibilities and perils of experimentation from within government, what they would have changed if they could start all over again, and share the ideas that still live on in different forms.
Period29 Mar 2019
Event titleThe Life and Death of Innovation Labs
Event typeSeminar
Conference numberWeMakeTheCity 4
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational