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  • Social-Innovation-Labs

    Social innovation labs: Top tips and common pitfalls

    Social innovation labs (also called design labs and change labs) are an approach to tackling complex societal challenges that require systems change. This new league of labs provides a structured process for approaching messy and complex challenges and a safe and creative environment to experiment and prototype radical innovations. It also enables deep collaboration among [...]




  • MaRS announces appointment of leading social entrepreneur as director of the MaRS Solutions Lab

    Toronto, March 25, 2013 – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Joeri van den Steenhoven as director of the MaRS Solutions Lab, a new initiative designed to work on systems-level innovation challenges and opportunities. “I’m proud we have attracted one of the pioneers in the global social innovation field to join [...]


  • Labs: Designing the future

    Author’s note: This blog represents part of a body of work that MaRS is undertaking toward the creation of its own innovation lab, the recently announced MaRS Solutions Lab. In the months to come, I’ll provide further details about this exciting new initiative. Given the challenges we face today – peak oil and climate change, [...]



  • adamkahane

    Changing systems by changing ourselves

    Adam Kahane, a Canadian by birth, has been working on global system challenges for over 20 years; think sustainable food system, truth and reconciliation issues post apartheid in South Africa, and climate change. He recently shared his learnings on a webinar organized by Social Innovation Generation (SiG).




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