University of Dundee Botanic Garden Living Lab Steering Group

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - work on advisory panels


The Living Lab is a co-creative hub, or Community of Practice (CoP) that integrates research and innovation to bring focus to the topic of ‘sustainability’. The aim is to embed sustainable practice through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation across the University of Dundee. The co-creation process involves students, academic staff, professional staff and external bodies collaborate on projects.

The Living Lab is a virtual entity but grounded by a ‘hub’ convened and co led by Dr Elizabeth Lakin and Kevin Frediani at the University of Dundee Botanic garden. with the Macro-Micro building as the physical centre. The ‘hub’ acts as the a safe central space from which a network of projects emanates, based around sustainable principles with each stakeholder following their own unique focus, qualities and applications while feeding back to the centre.

Period30 Sept 2022 → …
Degree of RecognitionInternational