Living Lab

Campus grounds aren’t only a backdrop at the University of Minnesota. Our Living Laboratories have transformed otherwise un-programmed areas into spaces for innovation, testing, demonstration, and learning. Sound like something you would like to create? The Twin Cities Sustainability Committee invites proposals twice a year from the University community to create living laboratories. Selected proposals will be provided space on campus grounds and guidance in facilitating project implementation. Seed funding may be available living labs depending on availability and need. 

Living Lab


Learn more about the advantages of
creating a Living Lab.


Applications open for fall 2019.

Submit an Idea

Submit ideas for the Living Lab Committee to consider.


Check out the map of eligible spaces for Living Labs on campus.


Need some inspiration? Review former proposals.


Prep your application with this Living Lab checklist.


Outside funding is available for Living Laboratory projects:


You can watch other past Living Lab examples on our YouTube Channel