Today we are delighted to announce the 10 SDG Labs for the International Conference on Sustainability Science and the Resilience 2017 conference.

Of the 331 lab proposals about half scored highly on our grading system and we shortlisted 60 to eventually arrive at a final list. We will contact the winning entries directly. In addition to these SDG Labs, a further 11 proposals scored highly but did not require any additional funding. We will endorse these proposals too. See full list below.

We will publish the full proposals of all endorsed projects on the this website very soon.

Given the success of the call, and the clear need for this type of initiative to catalyze innovation, we will explore options for further SDG Lab calls.


The 10 selected SDG Labs

  1. The Arctic Institute: The Future of Rural Energy: Macro Problems and Micro Solutions
  2. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria: MR CITY LAB (Millennials and Resilience: City, Innovation and Transformation of Youths Laboratory)
  3. PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality, University of Luxembourg: Young Entrepreneurs to Advance Local Economies and Community Health in Africa
  4. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University: Visualizing and Connecting Seeds of a Good Anthropocence
  5. Shoebill Solutions: Lusaka 2021- What if we all lived downstream?
  6. Altekio, S.Coop.Mad / Social-Ecological Systems Laboratory, Autonomous University of Madrid Collaborative: Thinking for a Greener City
  7. National Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, in partnership with DPME, DST, ODI, HSRC, UNISA, MISTRA and UNEP Regional Office in South Africa: Implementing the South African National Development Plan’s sustainability transition through the domestication of the SDGs
  8. United Nations university -international institute for global health: Enhancing Planetary Health to meet the SDGs: Integrating Indigenous and Local Knowledge in human health decision-making and planning in Vanuatu
  9. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Mainstreaming resilience into climate change adaptation and disaster risk planning.
  10. Univ. Massachusetts Boston, Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation, Biomimicry Roraima: Guyana: Forging a Transition to a ‘Green Growth’ Economy

Many submissions already had funding in place but wanted to become part of a larger network of innovation and ideas supporting the SDGs. The following projects received high ratings and required no additional funding. We are pleased to endorse these projects too.


The additional endorsed SDG Labs

  1. InfoDesignLab: The value of Design. Visualised.
  2. New Jersey Institute of Technology / Future Earth Knowledge-Action Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production: Transformation Beyond Consumerism
  3. Seoul National University (Seoul, Republic of Korea): Rural Systems Visioneering
  4. Innovation Centre Arts&Society, Hanze Univeristy of Applied Sciences: Arts&Crafts Panarchy Power
  5. Future Earth: New Interfaces for sustainable financial flow.
  6. The University of Queensland: Collaborative design of an interdisciplinary collaboration platform to advance sustainability.
  7. Stockholm Resilience Centre: Back to a local food system
  8. Rambøll Oslo: Urban Eco Labs
  9. University of Malaya, Malaysia: Water Warriors
  10. Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS, Lund University: BeerSustLab
  11. Future Earth Media Lab and Stockholm Resilience Centre: Immersive science for the SDGs