The Low-tech Lab
The Low-tech Lab is a collaborative research and documentation project aiming to share and promote low technologies. The programme's vocation is to spread local and efficient low-tech solutions widely in order to provide a global answer to the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations.
This programme is open to any person or structure willing to contribute to low-tech innovation or benefit from its discoveries.
L'intelligence collective au service de l'innovation utile
A collaborative approach
The Low-tech Lab works in a collaborative way in order to encourage the exchange of skills, know-how and experience. The approach aims to decompartementalise innovation actors while promoting the ingenuity developed by populations.
Innovation must respond to concrete problems. The Low-tech Lab encourages the creation of local communities for the solutions developed to be as close as possible to the context and needs.
Because shared intelligence must be available to all, the Low-tech Lab shares the solutions of its community via open-source documentation. Open-source makes solutions available to the greatest number while encouraging incremental innovation.
The Low-tech Lab's missions
The Low-tech Lab combines the knowledge and tools necessary to the spreading of low-technologies and their way of thinking (eg: collaborative platform, sourcing, documentation, etc.)
To inspire the birth and replication of low-tech initiatives, the Low-tech Lab launches broadcasting and promotion operations (Explorer, media campaign, documentaries, etc.)
The Low-tech Lab accompanies those who wish to implement low-tech solutions or communities everywhere in the world (eg: student organisations, development support, local branches, etc.)
A collaborative platform
To make an inventory, document and inspire across borders
To work in a collaborative way and be as close to the field as possible.
The Low-tech Lab in the world
- Low-tech Lab France
- Campus Low-tech - Centrale Paris
- Low-tech ICAM - ICAM Nantes
- Impermanence des autonomes
- Low-tech Lab Maroc
- Low-tech Lab Auroville, Inde