Social Lab brings people together to solve complex challenges. We facilitate innovation using surprising examples, creative tools and a positive mindset.


Online Labs

Inspired by open source tools, our online platform for open innovation lets users share inspiration and build ideas together.

Our online platform is a central part of most idea labs and innovation programs, but can also be used on its own. This is especially useful if you want to reach a large or geographically spread-out audience.

Physical Labs

Our mobile idea labs can be set up anywhere you want to engage a community or group around a challenge. The lab works both as a real-world creative workshop, and as an effective communication platform.

Idea labs comes with a lab team that engages the audience and facilitates collaboration and exploration. The lab team can also do rapid prototyping and visualization of ideas on location.

Ideas labs are tailored to the occasion. They will often include inspiration tours in the surrounding area or an exhibitions of inspiring solutions.

Innovation Programs

We design and implement longer innovation programs, if you want to set up your own permanent idea labs or educate your own in-house innovators.


1. Challenge

Mapping challenges and identifying focus areas and questions.

2. Inspiration

Identifying inspiring solutions from around the world.

3. Collaboration

Facilitating innovation at online and offline platforms.

4. Incubation

Building prototypes and supporting innovators.


Social Solutions

The days of narrow financial solutions are over. Only the social, sustainable solutions can be labeled as innovative.

Open Collaboration

Todays challenges are complex and calls on different perspectives. We open up the entire process of innovation.


Solutions are only great if they work for the end-user. We make users a natural part of the process and apply a truly user-centric approach.


You learn by trying. We connect doers and makers to build prototypes, that can be tested in the real world.

Creative Tools

We believe that everyone has the ability to come up with new ideas. We apply creative thinking tools and bring people into the right mindset.


Social Lab creates learning experiences, that enhance the participants’ belief in their own capacity to make a difference.


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