Smart Labs

SMART Lab is about developing a new  collaborative culture for scientists . It creates open work spaces  that enable visibility, communication, and  interaction in order to drive innovation.

Whith this system Scientists will  have the tools they need to continuously  adapt and find creative solutions to meet the health challenges of the 21st century scientistz

What is SMART Lab?

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Traditionally a horizontal service distribution was commonly acceptable a semiflexible system for labs. With SMART Lab we reach one step forward on flexibility

SMART Lab is about developing a new collaborative culture community. It creates open work spaces that enable visibility, communication, and interaction in order to drive innovation. By providing a matrix of integrated services scientists will also have more time for science. These exciting world class facilities are investment in the future and will pave the way for the next generation. Scientists will have the tools they need to continuously adapt and find creative solutions to meet the health challenges of the 21st century. Compared to more traditional labs, SMART Labs will be more open and flexible. The easily adaptable spaces and related infrastructure will allow future changes to occur faster with less disruption to the business. SMART Labs are not static spaces and should continually adaptto current needs.There is also a large variety of work setting, comprised of furniture in the open spaces and multiple types of meeting rooms, so that choices are available when experimenting, focusing, collaborating or interacting socially. These physical changes paired with an integrated service model and cutting-edge technology form the holistic approach which SMART Labs are based on.

SMART Lab in 5 Points

Guiding Principles

Connecting

Enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams

Showcasing

Putting science on display to connect staff to the patient

Flexibility

Providing easily adaptable spaces to accommodate future changes in science

Efficiency

Maximizing resources by making the best use of people, space, and equipment

Choice

Supporting a wide range of work activities and styles with the right menu of spaces

What type of spaces make up a SMART Lab?

SMART Labs are comprised of both the laboratory and non-laboratory spaces required to support R&D functions.

SMART Labs are compromised of both the laboratory and non-laboratory spaces required to support R&D functions. These spaces aredivided due to specific technical considerations for the lab as well as to promoete good EH&S behaviours around Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

To achive maximum efficiency and adaptability space types are grouped by activity at a district level, and in SMART Lab there are two types of Districts:

Collaborate
Experiment
Focus
Interact
The type of activity can be furhter broken down into Neighbourhoods which have a primary focus around a single function and in the SMART Lab there are four types of Neighbourhoods: