sLab research projects investigate innovation options and alternative futures across a range of interrelated domains. The research program is demand-driven, needs-based, and underwritten by research contracts, grants, participation by faculty, students and our community, and base institutional support. sLab's methodogical approach reflects the values and priorities of our learning community:

  • Design thinking — Human-centred problem finding, problem framing and problem solving
  • Creative insight — Leading to innovative strategies, platforms, policies, systems
  • Horizon scanning — Social, technological, economic, ecological, political & values signals
  • Foresight scenarios — Thinking about, debating, planning, shaping the future
  • Strategic planning — Understanding impacts is key to our guiding philosophy