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.

  • Lab tools: Journey maps and discussion guides from CKX More...
  • Design Brief for the Ontario Tender Fruit Lab More...
  • Labs for Systems Change: Looking back More...
  • Video: Hiroshi Tamura interview, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Chelsea Mauldin interview, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Adam Kahane interview, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Video: Christian Bason interview, Labs for Systems Change More...
  • Spatial Design and Collaboration: Lessons from Stanford’s d.school and TED More...
  • What does Entrepreneurial Thinking look like in schools? More...
  • Why are we asking “why” so much? Reflections on the Guelph HealthJam More...