InSTEDD’s iLabs support the shared exploration of solutions to health, safety, and sustainable development problems. The iLabs act as enabling environments for technology transfer and collaboration between software developers, governments, NGOs, universities, private sector companies, local communities, and experts from a variety of disciplines.
Our iLab approach provides the opportunity for a unique blend of the social and technological development spheres, which have traditionally worked on problem solving in isolation from each other, to come together to understand problems. By working collaboratively to explore shared solutions, iLabs foster collaborative engineering practices, multi-disciplinary dialogue, cross-sector partnerships, and entrepreneurial innovation, serving the public good.
The nations, communities, and local organizations we assist know best what their challenges and needs are, and we count on their knowledge and leadership to help develop solutions that address the unique needs of each context. The iLab strategy focuses on user-centered design, agile software development techniques, and creative cross-disciplinary collaboration.