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Edmonton wants to tap into local creativity with labs - MasterMaq.ca Blog
The City of Edmonton is hoping to tap into the creative ideas and energy of Edmontonians with two new lab initiatives. Open Lab aims to "create unique technological solutions for municipal challenges" while CITYlab will "advance conversations around urban planning." Both initiatives, if successful, will change the way the City does business. The hope is that a healthy dose of innovation will be injected into the organization to ultimately result in better, more efficient outcomes for citizens. Open Lab The program room at Startup Edmonton was packed yesterday for the launch of Open Lab. Mayor Don Iveson, Startup Edmonton's Ken Bautista, a few other speakers shared an overview of what the program is and what they're hoping to achieve with it. So, what is Open Lab? "A physical and virtual space where City employees and Startup communities can work together to create innovative solutions to municipal challenges. It is a unique continuous innovation program that combines local government