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We're launching a new podcast!

Openlab’s podcast about food, science and society.

At our ideation platform Develop Your City you can share your idéas and suggestions on how to solve the challenges from the episodes.

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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.

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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.
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Right now at Openlab

Listen to Openlab’s podcast – MATLABORATORIET


We are proud to present MATLABORATORIET, Openlab's new podcast about food, science and society.

In this podcast series we will introduce you to a number of food related subjects and societal challenges. In the first episode you'll get new knowledge and insight about our most underrated sense.

Listen on iTunes



Design Thinking Intro course, Fall 2017

Kick-start your fall – and take a "Design Thinking Intro" course at Openlab this September, October or November!

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 for professionals this fall 2017!

Course #1 (in Swedish)
When: 6th and 8th of September, 8.00-12.00
Read more and register (Sep)

Course #2 (in Swedish)
When: 4th and 6th of October, 8.00-12.00
Read more and register (Oct)

Course #3 (in Swedish)
When: 8th and 10th of November, 8.00-12.00
Read more and register (Nov)

Solve food challenges at

Connected to our newly launched podcast we open up for ideation on how to solve the challenges discussed in the episode. is the space for you to share creative ideas and clever innovations that might solve all or part of a societal challenge. Get inspired by the ideas of others, like, comment and co-create.

Why? Because socity's challenges are best solved through collaboration and dialogue, in open transparent processes and with open and creative minds.

For the first episode we explore the question on How smell and taste can be taken into account in future city planning? Listen to MATLABORATORIET and sink your teeth into the challenge at

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To the smell and taste challenge

More challenges at Develop your city

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