Innovation happens when ideas meet ability! The campuses of Ben Gurion University are exactly the place to try to realize the wildest fantasies and dreams and test the craziest inventions 'for real'!The Green Campus Living Lab Project transforms the campuses of Ben Gurion University in the Negev into a research arena for practical sustainability. We invite the public to submit proposals for field research, a pilot, a prototype, or a practical experiment in the sustainability field that can be carried out in the coming months!
Why become involved?Applying research excellence and innovation for reducing the institution's environmental impact.To advance practical and sustainable solutions to organizational and everyday environmental issues.Finding innovative ways to achieve the environmental policy goals of Ben Gurion University.Producing a new scientific contribution that can be anchored in the real world (not in laboratory conditions).
The Green Campus Living Lab Project offers financial support for projects or applied research that will use Ben-Gurion University's campus grounds or facilities as a research arena for practical sustainability in one or more (but not only) of the following areas:
|Reducing the carbon footprint of public bodies|
Reducing use and increasing efficiency in resource consumption
Adaptating buildings for climatic efficiency and building green
Adaptating to climate change
Better treatment of waste and sewage
|Sustainable mileage solutions|
Inter-organizational and intra-organizational circular economy
Adopting sustainable consumption patterns
Increasing environmental awareness
Organizing sustainable behavior
|Increasing biodiversity in urban areas|
Increasing biodiversity in desert and arid environments
Examining interactions between humans and the natural system
Advancing biotechnological and nanotechnological developments
Creating sustainable urban environment
What is our support?
Research and projects of an applied nature that relate to the detailed areas of interest, or in the spirit of the principles of sustainability, that will use the facilities of Ben-Gurion University's campuses as a 'living laboratory' (that is, a platform for experimentation, research, or application) and are found suitable will receive assistance in one or more of the following ways:
Assistance in financing the project or research
Access to university data
Assistance in using the university infrastructure (equipment, space, facilities, etc.) that is relevant to the conduct of the research or project
Assignment of professional guidance from the university or other company - following the project's requirements