Overview

The MaRS Solutions Lab is a public and social innovation lab.

We help tackle complex social and economic challenges that require systems change.

To do so, we:

  • Help to understand these challenges from citizens’ perspectives,
  • Convene stakeholders from across society to develop, prototype and scale new solutions, and
  • Build capacity for social change by working with governments to create new policies, redesign public services and create learning communities.

We are currently working on four challenges: Future of HealthFuture of FoodFuture of Work and Learning, and Future of Government.

Behind each of our challenges are our many partners and collaborators, from government, foundations, corporations, NGOs, and many others.

Because we believe the best solutions are created with society, not just for society.

Read more about our approach or what our Lab is up to.

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  • Why are we asking “why” so much? Reflections on the Guelph HealthJam More...
  • Spatial Design & Collaboration: 3 ways to design a successful co-working space More...
  • Video: The State of Public + Social Innovation Labs Panel, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Labs, Governance + Technology Panel, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Geoff Mulgan, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Introduction, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Frances Westley, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Jari Tuomala, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Design for Public Policy Panel, Labs for Systems Change More...