At the Centre for Innovation, we organise ourselves into Labs — groups of people working together on projects. This organisational model creates a flexible environment and culture and leads to constant innovation, unique output, and agility. 


Our labs are by definition open and based on co-creation principles. They are driven by the conviction that in order to tackle global challenges, universities need to engage much more closely with experts who hold knowledge outside the academic circles, and to listen to those who will apply new ideas in practice. We call this approach d-search. The “d” standing for “do” or “design”. In other words: make innovation the starting point, and let it feed into new research trajectories. By doing so, we encourage meaningful feedback loops with those shaping innovation off-campus.

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