Founded in 2013, Openlab is intended to be a neutral environment bringing together stakeholders involved in the following four selected challenge areas concerning the Stockholm region: sustainable urban development, healthcare, an ageing population, and education.
Although hosting many different activities, such as a co-working space for social entrepreneurs, a makerspace, a conference area, and an organic café, Openlab’s core operations consist of external process management and creative facilitation of innovation projects and a Master’s course (15/7.5 ECTS). The course involves students from the four partner universities in creating solutions together with the public sector and residents for improving living conditions using Design Thinking and agile (SCRUM) working methods. Openlab also educates professionals in Design Thinking methodology in order to foster innovative capacity in the region.
Project: Stockholm Co-creation