The Auckland Co-Design Lab (The Lab) has been established to provide a space to explore complex social issues. Our role is to help develop new insights and ideas using co-design and other innovative approaches.
A joint initiative between central and local government the Lab is funded by Treasury, New Zealand Police, Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Auckland Council.
WHO WE ARE
We have a core team with experience spanning social labs, policy, big data, design thinking, storytelling, central government, local government, business, research, programme management.
Our position as part of a council team focused on community and social innovation (The Southern Initiative) means we are well placed to turn ideas in to action.
Collectively these funders form a governance group (chaired by Jim Quinn, Chief of Strategy - Auckland Council) who provide guidance, unlock resources and relationships across the public sector.