The GrInn Lab is a laboratory dedicated to innovation for sustainable development through experimentation at the urban, local and territorial levels, combining theoretical research, applied research, innovation (including social innovation) and technology transfer. Addressing the challenges and ruptures that the ecological and technological transition is producing, the lab is based on an ecosystem approach to innovation in the dual sense of targeting the production of complex ecological, cultural, and social impacts and aiming to involve five main urban actors: public, private, social, educational-cultural-scientific, local communities, and vulnerable urban dwellers (in particular, the younger generation, the weaker social groups, etc.).

The GrInn Lab, which will see the active participation of Lab alumni, Ph.D. students, researchers, managers, public administrators, and third-sector professionals, is structured around five basic pillars:

  • Climate and Technological Justice
  • Heritage and Entrepreneurial Communities
  • Common Goods
  • Solidarity, Collaboration, Civic Innovation
  • Circular and Energy Neighborhoods and Communities.
  • Emerging technologies for sustainable development.

The activities of the GrInn Lab, an innovation lab dedicated to the sustainable development of territories and cities, officially began on Friday Feb. 23, 2024.
During the program, students will have the opportunity to develop essential skills for the professional world, including teamwork, public speaking and advanced digital skills. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of sustainable innovation in urban areas, the GrInn Lab aims to foster the personal and professional growth of Luiss Guido Carli students, as well as those from ITS and high schools.

The students, organized into 4 groups, will tackle challenges with the guidance of mentors. Together, they will explore sustainable urban models that can provide innovative services to urban communities. They will also seek tangible solutions to combat climate change and promote economic, environmental and social sustainability.