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Knowledge Economy

Innovation Lab builds resilient networks that unite various actors and encourage a plurality of methods, perspectives, and skills, allowing for agile, engaged, inclusive, and responsible growth.

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OPEN EDUCATION NETWORK

We work together towards a future of improved connection between people, of enhanced creativity and expressiveness. We design new integrated learning models that can develop critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and life-long learning 

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Stackable Micro-credentials

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Lifelong Learning (LLL)

Challenging universities to re-shape their role and responsibility to realize their potential as drivers of lifelong learning (LLL). With our unique financing model, learners can contribute as many points to a particular course as they see fit, and their contributions get matched by a matching fund that rewards more resources to the courses with broader support, while more niche courses still benefit from smaller matches

Difficulty

Upskill easy & fast

Learn Period

Felixible Weeks

Knowledge Required

Zero-based

Course Language

English

Global Actions

Participate in programs and stand out by contributing to ESG, CSR, and SDGs

Fast Jobs

Evaluate niche industries and enrol in work-integrated learning pathways


Reverse Mentorship


Citizen Science


Open Collaboration


Indigenous Knowledge

DIGITAL CREDENTIALS

Value Creation Ecosystem

Innovation Lab (inLab) provides reward credits and visualizes the value of actors’ contributions while compensating for their time and resources. Credits can be used as vouchers to support local goods, education, entrepreneurship opportunities, and public services

Earn

Earn credits while building solutions for complex ESG issues and projects that matter.

Fund

Fund your projects with anti-bias and performance based incentive mechanisms.


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Distributed Development

Stackable Micro-credits

Learning Pathways

Digital Badges

Certificates

Collaborative project delivery methods such as design-build, integrated project delivery (IPD), and public-private partnerships (PPP). Throughout each stage (Blocks) of collaborative projects, you will be engaged in a set of activities in which you will have the chance to co-create and interact with your internal teams, external partners, and community peers.

Our searchable and streamlined crowdsourced projects provide a global listing of citizen science and ecopreneurship opportunities designed to improve cross-agency and cross disciplinary collaboration. Teams and partners work together to reveal opportunities for new high-impact projects, and make it easier for peers to find out about projects they can join.

Distributed teams are agile, move faster to produce risk-free results. inLab’s incentive and rewards mechanism adds an important element in measuring teams and individual competence score to boost self-motivation compared to their cubicle-tethered counterparts. Tech startups like Slack, GitHub and JPay all rely on distributed teams to develop the infrastructures and stay competitive. inLab’s architecture is deigned to bridge personal intuition and business aspirations for an optimal and agile project development at scale. 

Development, research, and community growth at inLab is a collective process. inLab members can join projects funded by the community grants to build a better environment for all through open collaboration and community development. Individuals and teams submit proposals against requests from the community or inLab or GCRI, or submit one of their own ideas. The proposal is reviewed by the community through voting/deliberation mechanism, after which the proposal may be accepted with or without funding. In cases where the proposal is accepted without funding, the community may donate directly when the team has set a tip address. The proposal is then opened up to the community to discuss, provide feedback, and optionally donate to the team. The proposal creator(s) post updates with their progress, and if having received a bounty, are paid out as they reach project milestones.

Empowered Ecopreneurship

We build decentralized technologies and participatory mechanisms that can be used to accelerate innovation and reduce catastrophic risks to organizations, communities, and human civilization

The most effective technologies are tools for human collaboration. The personal computer, mobile devices, the Internet – all are connective technologies that actively engage us and facilitate our coordination. They gave us the modern computer revolution.

Some forget this and now think the future for technology is inevitably in automated systems built to manipulate or replace humans. Nevertheless, this is a confused and dystopian view of technology’s role in society.

For our digital systems to succeed, they must work for people. The focus needs to be on the human experience.

Technology is never successful or “right” in some abstract sense, but it can support many different people. The benefits are justified and made understandable to people on their terms.

Bottom-up pathways for discussion and resolution between those in charge of systems and those who bear the risks of living under them are critical for bridging the divide between technology and society.

The greatest uses of technology empower us to create whatever we choose to imagine. To reuse technology in unpredictable ways to the designer but adaptive to their contexts, much like, say, programming languages. In turn, designers can refine their underlying parameters and assumptions to address broader considerations.

Reusability lets people determine for themselves whether and how to use technology, protecting human agency over the forces that shape our lives and livelihoods.

The modern world is multidisciplinary. There are many complementary ways of thinking and beliefs about what is essential. We need technical expertise, be it in policy or engineering. We need attention to how people live, which is the focus of community organizers and human-centered designers. We need the project managers and politicians who lead broad public discourse as neutral coordinators, orchestrators, and synthesizers of the other disciplines. Every discipline may have rigorous internal standards, but ultimately they must also work with and be accountable to other fields’ standards.

INNOVATION LAB

Innovation Lab (inLab) serves as an interdisciplinary hub to test new ideas with governments, institutions, businesses, and communities worldwide. We identify, examine, and accelerate the development of new tools with evidence of social impact, sustainable financing, and open access. We also increase the adoption of high-impact ideas and solutions through the effective use of open innovation methods

Design

Architecture, components, and interfaces for a human-centered system design

Policy

Deliberate system of policies to guide decisions and achieve optimal outcomes

Integration

Tools, hardware, and software for knowledge enabled work environments

Research

Run your research on inLab’s global panel with support from our experts

Interoperation

Setup ad-hoc teams and components to make systems work together

Development

Foster collaboration among all roles involved in the digital development