Partners of the Laka.

We are honored to be partners to the following organizations and companies:

Acceleration Partners:

The Katerva network brings together CEOs, heads of state, ministers and policymakers, experts and academics, international organizations, youth, technology innovators and representatives of civil society in an impartial space with the aim of driving positive change. With a rigorous review process involving 500+ professionals coupled with a powerful set of data science filters, Katerva is considered by many to be the most comprehensive awards program in the world.

Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is the go-to hub for the global change making community. PCDN is a rapidly growing social enterprise that gathers over 35,500 professionals, organizations and students engaged in social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development and related fields. Members can stay informed of countless opportunities such as events, jobs, funding, fellowships and relevant news and publications.

TEL is dedicated to bringing communities out of poverty by driving the adoption of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that improve lives at the bottom of the pyramid. TEL hosts a crowdsourced database of over 600 innovations. Through their Project Accelerator service, TEL helps NGOs and communities leverage appropriate technology solutions to maximize the impact of last-mile development.

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think & Do Tank set up by Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004, dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance.  It does so through a number of different avenues such as a Networking Group, a series of MasterClasses, Advisory & Coaching Services, Workshops, Presentations, Public Speaking, and the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities.

Fundación Organizmo Design Build Centre of Sustainable Habitats is focused on community empowerment through local knowledge and resources. Organizmo develops educational models around green building techniques and alternative technologies. Organizmo develops more than 30 workshops a year aiming to empower community leaders who can be multipliers of these techniques and technologies having an impact in rural areas.

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute invites scientists, entrepreneurs, planners, designers, architects, activists, artists, and students from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.

The Discovery Center of the Centennial Hall is a place where the history intertwines with innovations of the future. This unique educational space presents visitors with the history of the Centennial Hall, genesis of its origin and historical transformations, at the same time introducing them to the world of architectural projects of tomorrow. Presenting the facility of UNESCO class, i.e. the Centennial Hall and the adjacent picturesque Exhibition Grounds, is an objective of the Discovery Center.

Outreach Partners:

The Land Art Generator Initiative is an international initiative activating interdisciplinary teams to conceive of large-scale public artworks for specific sites that artfully provide utility-scale clean energy to the city grid. The project combines renewable infrastructure design with international cultural exchange and community educational outreach. The project has been featured in articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, the Guardian, and Dwell magazine.

Impact Design Hub is an online resource for architects, designers, makers, and others committed to designing a better world. IDH is rooted in the core belief that design can be used to create positive social, environmental and economic change, and focuses on actively measuring impact to inform and direct the design process. Impact Designers span a wide range of design disciplines but are tied together by a common goal to design and create a better world through innovative, scalable and measurable solutions.

The Warka Water Foundation focuses on innovative and sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s most enduring problems through the fusing of local knowledge and resources; visionary, biomimicry-inspired design; and ancient traditions. One example of this is the Warka Tower, a bamboo structure conceived to harvest water from the air and create an educational and civic gathering place.

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are inviting professionals and students from across the world to participate in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Using biomimicry as a tool, participants are invited to tap into nature-inspired solutions to help solve key food and agriculture issues like food waste, food packaging, agricultural pest management, food distribution, energy use, and more.

LabDigiFab is an organization working at Wroclaw University of Technology. The group of people, who share the passion to new technologies with current research areas: GeneticLab, Architectural Design Optimization, Bionic in Architecture, Video Mapping, Digital Fabrication. LabDigiFab creates projects on the border between art and technology and hosts an International Conference of Computational Design “Shapes of Logic”.

Research Partners:

rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology, is an independent research organization and network of designers & researchers specializing in computational design or similar technology-related domains. Operated as a cloud-based organization with an international network of researchers & computational designers spread across UK, USA, Europe & Asia, and a studio in New Delhi, India, the research cell functions as a global collaborative and multidisciplinary laboratory facilitating design research that leads to novel spatial tectonics and smart built environments. For more information: www.rat-lab.org