We believe the key to innovative, impact-driven long-lasting solutions begins with the collaboration and support of our partners, clients, and teams.
Making organizations ready for the future
Think Tanks have proven to be a fantastic tool to create and share knowledge. We decided to push this methodology to the next level and create formats, where we mix trend and strategic analysis, while iterating on constant explorations and interactions with peers and experts. This format is leading to direct action and tangible outcomes for our clients.
We call it a do-tank.
Deplastify the Planet (DTP)
We tackle challenges using a user-centered approach; and ask ourselves: how might we create a solution that responds to the user’s needs while being economically and environmentally sustainable?
Every semester, the ‘Deplastify The Planet’ program brings together students with local start-ups, NGOs, middle-sized companies, and global organizations to form a single ecosystem for a more sustainable future.
Explore some of our key projects
Creating a compostable packaging out of waste
Method, a company that manufactures a wide range of sustainable cleaning products, and Whole Foods, the multinational supermarket chain now acquired by Amazon, paired together to find a circular model for Method’s packaging.
Enhancing Circular Economy to eliminate plastic packaging and reduce food waste
Golden Gate Group embarked on a four-month journey with young innovators from Bach Khoa university. They joined Schoolab’s student-corporate sustainable innovation program, Deplastify the Planet, to tackle two major issues: takeaway plastic and food waste.
Designing a plastic-free car
UC Berkeley students and Furecia teamed-up to design a plastic-free car a cleaner supply chain by sourcing a natural fiber that can replace the use of plastic by 50%.
Creating long-lasting impact together
Schoolab’s holistic methodology encourages actionable steps towards sustainability and regenerative practices by questioning current business models and challenging markets’ standards. We believe the key to innovative, impact-driven and long-lasting solutions begins with the collaboration and support of our partners, clients, and teams.
Using the lens of imagination to address pressing organizational challenges.
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Testing and prototyping sustainable alternatives that addresses real business challenges.
Acting in the present and designing concrete actions to better adjust strategies towards the future.
Deplastify the Planet fall 2021 session’s Demo Day
Design Fiction allows us back-casting from scenarios of possible futures into the present while equipping us with a flexible mindset towards business strategy and innovation thinking. In using such narrative elements to envision and explain possible futures for your business, we suspend the disbelief about change and make it feel present and urgent.
For example, working through benefits, challenges, and opportunities of a new technology or market development might unearth a whole new short and long-term vision for your organization.