UBC Okanagan’s Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) program offers its Faculty and Staff a unique opportunity to incubate, test, and demonstrate innovative research ideas in a real-world setting, embedded on campus lands (its buildings, infrastructure, streets, and spaces) or within its communities.
The Campus as a Living Lab project is a unique initiative aimed at partnering researchers with campus operations staff to help design and implement innovative solutions to on-campus challenges in one of four priority areas—climate action, resilient systems, sustainable places and communities, and health and wellbeing.
This year, there are two tracks available for the UBC-Okanagan campus -
- One-time CLL Grand Challenge
- Annual CLL Competition.
The Grand Challenge will provide $100,000 as seed funding for one project whereas the Annual CLL Competition will fund 2 to 3 projects for up to $50,000. Researchers may apply to both tracks but with different projects.