NouLAB Academy 2016-17 Application
We are pleased that you are interested in developing your capacity to innovate through teamwork, research and experimentation. Applications are for teams from 4-6 members and each team member should submit an application.
*Note: Team members can use the same responses for the problem-related questions.
We would like to know more about you, your team, the challenge you are addressing, and the project you wish to undertake through the NouLAB Academy.
By submitting this application, you and your team are committing to: a) Attend 10 full day workshops between October and April 2017 (dates provided below); b) Attend periodic coaching sessions with leading experts in social innovation; c) Present your project at the GovMaker Conference in Fredericton (November 21-22) and during Innovation Week in May 2017.
Workshop schedule: October 17-18, November 14-15, January 19-20, February 16-17, and March 16-17.
By the end of the NouLAB Academy you will have:
An improved understanding of the problem you are facing, and new ideas for addressing specific issues that are part of the problem.
A pitch/presentation to communicate the importance of your challenge and to ask for further support for development of prototypes or other initiatives that were uncovered throughout the process.
Plans for new field research and increased capacity to ask questions and collect information about the problem
- A new framework based on systems thinking, user centered design and multi-stakeholder approach to tackling problems.
NouLAB's commitment to bilingualism. All written materials will be offered in both English and French and the local facilitation team is bilingual. Workshops will be bilingual as much as possible, however there will be guest facilitators operating only in English. The interactive nature of the program is not suited for simultaneous translation however your group work can be in your language of choice and local facilitators will be on site to offer support.