Our mission

Innovation and applied research
for mitigation and adaptation Climate change.

What is Climate Labs?

Climate Labs seeks to strengthen the applied research and innovation capacities of ten universities in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, by structuring and implementing social innovation labs to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In a network involving from universities from Spain, France and Italy, as well as Ashoka as a non-academic specialist partner, the project aims to build interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder laboratories that will institutionalize applied research and innovation to climate change in the territories of partner institutions.

The institutions participating in the project are:

Latin American Institutions

Universidad de Guadalajara PUC-PR Universidad de Caldas Universidade Católica de Pernambuco Ashoka PUC-RS
Uniminuto Universidad de Manizales Universidad del Quindio Tecnológico de Monterrey Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

European Institutions

Université de Lorraine Università Degli Studi di Genova Universitat de Valencia

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Encontro em Manizales

On January 15, 2020, we began implementing the Climate Labs project. This project aims to strengthen applied research and innovation capacities in 10 Latin American Universities in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia through co-creation laboratories for climate change mitigation and adaptation, accompanied by European expert institutions and Ashoka.

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Work Package 1.1. – Assembling the Climate Lab Teams

The Climate Labs project is, most importantly, about People. Thus, The Climate Lab Teams (CLT) are meant to be integrated by diverse background members, including professors, researchers, administrative staff and complemented by student leaders.

12/07/2021 - 17h17
Work Package 2.1 Social Innovation and Climate Change Mapping

The approach to the Climate Labs requires considering the territory and the universities' own practices and capacities. For this reason, the first purpose of this work package (WP2.1) was to identify the main strengths of the participating universities in terms of social innovation, a nuclear element of the incoming Climate Labs.

12/07/2021 - 17h24
Work package 2.2. – Incubation

The University of Lorraine proposed the incubation process, especially with the leadership of the Lorraine Fab Living Lab. This was with the accompaniment of the Pontifical University of Paraná. The objective was focused on identifying the challenges, the work team, the activities, and services to be provided within the Climate Labs, as well as evaluation criteria.

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Encontro em Manizales

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