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We co-design and implement Living Labs with a focus on energy. mobility, and inclusive development.

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In our Living Labs,
engineers and social scientists collaborate with experts from public administration,
business and society.

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As we strive for human and planetary well-being, we apply a systems perspective and integrated approaches.

The Challenge

Amidst the Energy Transition, cooperation between Central Eurasia & Europe has great potential for growth. The Energy Transition as well as progress in sustainability and inclusive development rely on technological, nature-based, and social innovations. International learning processes should be facilitated in all directions, with careful testing and adaptation to local contexts being imperative.

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Our Answer

Living Labs serve as a multi-stakeholder research method to test and adapt locally relevant solutions and innovations for the energy transition, sustainability, and inclusive development. The SPCE Hub facilitates living labs by connecting scientists and practitioners across Central Eurasia and Europe. Acting as a platform, it enables members to co-design and implement living labs and to engage in collaborative learning.

Our Mission and Vision

The SPCE Hub is a Think and Do Hub for purpose-driven actors from Central Eurasia and Europe, who share an interest in growing cooperation and mutual learning on sustainability issues.

Who the SPCE Hub is

We are a group of social scientists, experts in sustainability sectors & area studies, and intercultural facilitators sharing our intimate knowledge and experience of societies and cross-cultural cooperation to create positive impact in the world.

Partner Network and Clients

Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland

Frequently Asked Questions

There are different concepts on how to define and achieve sustainability. Sustainability concepts should be defined by both the hard data of planetary boundaries and by international agreements, inspired by scholarly work. However, implementation priorities, pathways to achievement, and cultural resources for understanding and action will differ by country. These factors should be subject to public debate, international dialogue and exchange, and action at all levels of society.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which all UN member states have committed to implementing, offer a valuable international framework for understanding sustainability. The overarching goal of the SDGs is to improve economic, social, and environmental sustainability for all nations. As part of this, industrialised countries have also committed to significantly reducing their environmental and social footprint. Non-industrialised states also must shift towards improving people’s well-being without causing further harm to the environment.

For more information:

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Planetary Boundaries (SIPRI Institute)

We are cultural facilitators, innovators, cross-sectoral thinkers and experts in specific sustainability sectors who come from across Europe and Central Eurasia. Together, we have created a platform for co-thinking, co-doing, and co-creation.

We accept funding only from organisations such as public authorities and foundations, based in countries within the European Single Market. We also partner with business organisations that demonstrate a clear commitment towards sustainable societies and have undergone rigorous auditing schemes. These include B corporations and non-profit organisations.

The SPCE Hub is a non-profit project, focused on advancing thinking and action for sustainable societies. It is promoted by IPGT Berlin (www.ipgt.net), a purpose-driven sustainability organisation based in the German capital. IPGT is a committed member of the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND e.V.).

Building a network
that promotes sustainability

Are you a sustainability innovator based in Central Eurasia and interested in further cooperation with European counterparts?