Mission-based Ecosystem LAB

Fostering Sustainable Innovation Through Collaboration

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Driving Real-World Impact

The Mission-based Ecosystem LAB, a collaborative initiative between the Competence Center for Social Innovation and SAP, represents a forward-thinking approach to addressing complex sustainability challenges. Grounded in the principles of academic rigor and practical application, this lab is designed to act as a crucible for innovation, where diverse perspectives and expertise converge to create scalable solutions for sustainable development.

At its core, the LAB focuses on harnessing the power of cross-sector collaboration to tackle sustainable development challenges through evidence-based practices and innovative thinking. By integrating the knowledge and experience of academic researchers with the practical insights of industry professionals, the LAB aims to develop actionable strategies that lead to systemic change.

The approach is methodical and iterative, emphasizing the continuous refinement of ideas and the adaptation of solutions to meet evolving challenges. Through this process, the LAB seeks to cultivate a repository of knowledge and best practices that can guide organizations in implementing effective sustainability initiatives.

Key to the LAB’s philosophy is the belief in co-creation as a tool for impactful innovation. By fostering an environment where stakeholders from various sectors—academic institutions, private corporations, non-profit organizations, and governmental bodies—can collaborate freely, the LAB aspires to generate ideas that are both novel and practical.

Engagement and Collaboration Opportunities

The Mission-based Ecosystem LAB is committed to expanding its network of collaborators. Organizations interested in contributing to or learning from the LAB's work are invited to reach out. Whether you specialize in technology, environmental science, social research, or any other field related to sustainable development, your participation can help enhance the LAB's impact and reach.

To explore collaboration opportunities or learn more about the LAB's ongoing projects and how your organization can contribute, please contact us. Together, we can make strides towards a more sustainable and equitable world.

The team behind the Mission-based Ecosystem LAB: (f.l.t.r.) Dr. Rachel Brooks, Jonnas Dennler, Dino Darmonski, Vera Furrer, Annina Wohler, Dr. Justus von Grone. Not in the picture but also part of it: Lia Krebs, Nicole Gilli.

Are you interested in collaborating with us? Contact us!

Dino Darmonski


Project Manager & PhD Candidate

Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8

9000 St Gallen

Lia Mara Krebs

Research Assistant

Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8

9000 St. Gallen