NouLAB Academy 2019 Application

We are pleased that you are interested in developing your capacity to innovate through teamwork, research and experimentation. Applications are for teams of 4-7 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 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 when asking 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-centred design, and multi-stakeholder approach to tackling problems.

After the Academy, NouLAB will be a continued resource for prototypes that move forward.

NouLAB's commitment to bilingualism. All written materials will be offered in both English and French and the local facilitation team is bilingual.  This workshop will be held in English, there will be another Academy held in French in the fall of 2019. Your group work can be in your language of choice and local facilitators will be on site to offer support.

Veuillez noter que cet atelier se tiendra en anglais, mais une autre académie se tiendra en français à l'automne 2019.

Your Name *
Your Name
Your Phone Number *
Your Phone Number
Your Address
Your Address
What is your hope for participating in the lab process? What is your definition of success?
Is your employer supportive of this work? How would they support you?
If you look at the motivations in different areas of your life (work, family, interests, etc.), what is a common theme?
Tell us about a time you reached a goal (in the past)? What made this possible?
Who are the people who inspire you?
My willingness and ability to collaborate successfully with others is a recognized skill of mine. *
My willingness and ability to collaborate successfully with others is a recognized skill of mine.
My peers consider me as an innovator. *
My peers consider me as an innovator.
My ability to influence change in the domains relevant to this problem is high. *
My ability to influence change in the domains relevant to this problem is high.
My openness to new ideas and taking on risk is high. *
My openness to new ideas and taking on risk is high.
I successfully execute/implement new ideas. *
I successfully execute/implement new ideas.
Travel will be required, the workshop locations will be determined based on the location of participants. Will travel to workshops be a barrier for you?
Who is your team lead?
What is your team or project name?
Please list the names of your team members separated by commas. Each member should complete a separate application.
What do you believe are your team’s greatest strengths?
What do you believe are your team's greatest weaknesses?
How would you describe the problem? Why is the problem important? What are the known and suspected causes of the problem? What makes this a complex problem?
What relevant initiatives, research, or experiments have you conducted? What have you learned from them?
Where do you believe the opportunities for exploration and experimentation exist?
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