Risk Innovation Lab
A unique transdisciplinary "think lab" where creativity, collaboration, education, engagement and scholarship, come together to transform how we see, think, and act on risk within society.
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Why Risk Innovation?
Risk is deeply intertwined with everything we do – from creating new technologies and capabilities, to making life-choices. This “risk landscape” is in a constant state of transformation, and to survive and thrive in it, we need to innovate to keep up.
What do we do?
By combining creative thinking, transdisciplinary collaboration and a good dose of pragmatism, we are opening up the range of possible solutions around complex, risk-related challenges.
How do we do this?
We are growing a portfolio of projects that apply the ideas and approaches of risk innovation to specific challenges. We intentionally work across diverse areas to stimulate creative and serendipitous approaches to problem solving.
WHAT WE DO
Health & Wellbeing
Communication & Education
Policy & Governance
Our take on risk?
We approach risk as threats to value, where “value” has many different dimensions, and forms a complex and evolving “risk landscape”. For example, we consider threats to health, well-being, environment, sustainability, security, social justice and equity, and self-respect, all to be important dimensions of the risk landscape.
How are we different?
We bring a unique perspective to understanding and acting on risk that is inspired by entrepreneurship, and is grounded in innovation. Our Risk Innovation perspective combines creativity, transdisciplinarity, scholarship, and practical application, to iteratively hone novel ideas into useful outputs and outcomes.
Our interest areas?
We intentionally cover a wide range of topics and interests within the Risk Innovation Lab, as we believe that creativity and innovation are stimulated by exposure to different ideas. These are broadly grouped into the six categories above, and cover topics as diverse as health and well-being, to effective education.