Sustainable Living Lab
The Sustainable Living Lab was founded in the summer of 2017 through a collaboration between Impact Hub Geneva and Impact Hub Lausanne as co-initiators, and the development fund Engagement Migros as co-founding partner. It aims to catalyse collaborative innovation towards Sustainable Living solutions and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at large.
The Lab hosts a platform for cross-sectoral collaboration between businesses, government and civil society to support concrete initiatives for sustainability innovation.
Starting from the key assumptions that sustainable innovation can be reached through Circular economy and new business models, Entrepreneurship, cross-sector leadership and the work regional partners, the Sustainable Living Lab applies an integrated and collaborative approach and systems thinking.
It follows three distinctive pathways to reach its goals: startup incubation, public engagement and transformation dimensions.
One of the Lab’s projects is the Food Save Challenge, where the goal is to halve food waste in Lausanne by 2030. The method is to support the most promising Swiss-based, early-stage startups focused on developing innovative solutions that tackle food waste in the Lausanne area. Out of 19 applicants, 5 finalists were chosen and awarded with funding, a free workspace, business training, coaching and access to a big network of social entrepreneurs.
More information on the Lab and its projects can be found on https://www.sustainablelivinglab.net/