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We are launching our service Utveckla din stad!

We are more than happy to announce the launch of our platform for collaborative, societal innovation, Utveckla Din Stad(swedish for Develop Your City). The purpose is to collect societal challanges from citizens, companies and organizations, allow creative minds contribute with solutions (or iterations of solutions) and finally make the solution available to anyone.

Create an account today and be a part of the solution!


Conference Booking & Open Café

Screen-Shot-2015-11-21-at-00.31.51-150x150At the Open Café, you can try out a variety of multicultural inspired dishes, all prepared from organic produce, and served in a inspiring environment designed for discussions and creativity.
You can book a room for conferences, seminars or dinners. If you would like us to tailor something specifically for your organization or venture, we can do that too.
Get a room!

Join our CoWorking Space!

Since February Openlab has been establishing a whole new work scene in Stockholm. We’ve created an environment which is not just a workplace, but also a network providing opportunities to find new assignments and build your future for a more sustainable society.
In addition to an open coworking space designed for collaboration and creativity, our members have access to our makerspace situated on the ground floor. All setup for 3D printing, prototyping and hands-on workshops.

Signup for Membership!

Take a class!

idea-thinking-150x150Are you interested in taking our Master’s course or checking out how our course projects play out? Check out how we work with Design Thinking workshops, our methods or read about our longer projects.
Apply for the Master Course!

Right now at Openlab

Openlab – More Than a Master’s Course

It's time to welcome the new students of Openlab’s master’s course Challenges for Emerging Cities! During this semester, some 30 students from four universities and from a broad range of disciplines will work in teams to create innovative solutions for complex societal challenges. Real challenges experienced and formulated by the Openlab partners.

Scrum and design thinking will be methods guiding their journey, as will the four course coaches ready to support and challenge the teams.

Let’s set our brains to a creative learning mindset and let’s kick this off!

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Open Stockholm Hack! September 17

Join "Open Stockholm Hack" to create solutions for a cohesive and democratically sustainable Stockholm! As a participant you will be part of an intense Design Thinking-inspired process, deep-dive into the city's open data and use the data to solve societal challenges.

The hackathon is a collaboration between Openlab and the City of Stockholm, in connection to the Open Stockholm Award Competition where the finalists of the competition will be able to share a price of 100.000 SEK. The winners will be announced on a event at City Hall on January 18th 2017.

Apply now!

Design Thinking Intro – courses, fall 2016

Clear your calendar – and take a "Design Thinking Intro" course at Openlab this autumn! No matter if you work as a project leader, teacher, designer, researcher, administrator or any other profession, Design Thinking will affect how you address your daily work. It is a toolkit of exercises as much as a mind-set that makes you reframe your challenges and create understanding for your target groups. Read more and join in by registering for any of our three courses this fall 2016!

Course #1, in September

Course #2, in November

Course #3, in December


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