A Contamination Lab (CLab) is an open space, characterized for an informal environment, where students and graduates from different areas can interact, work as a team, gain and share knowledge, in a stimulating environment to develop innovative projects with business, cultural or social contents.
CLab Cosenza is promoted by the University of Calabria and funded by the National Operational Program Research and Competitiveness 2007/2013. The main purpose of the CLab is to actively involve a large number of students and teachers from all disciplinary areas in basic training and "warm up” projects (CLab Gym) and in the development of more ambitious, innovative, and interdisciplinary projects (CLab Challenge).
The activities are developed over six-month periods. Participants are selected among dynamic, competent and motivated students and graduates, with a particular attention to foreign students (a 10% share is reserved to foreign students).
The first cycle was started in April 2014 to be concluded in October 2014, with the admission of 74 participants to the CLab Gym and 9 ideas to the CLab Challenge, promoted by as many groups and 34 participants. The selected ideas are geared to promoting social life on campus, products and services for the land, the environment and energy, digital craftsmanship.
The second edition was launched in September 2014, in conjunction with the "Researchers' Night 2014", and applications were accepted until 26 October 2014. The activities started in November 2014 and currently 15 project ideas are participating to the CLab Gym.
Thethird editionis going to be launched in February 2015: Applications must be submitted online until 22 March 2015 and the activities will start at the beginning of April 2015.
Notices and contests
CLab 2 is open!!! The 3rd edition of the Contamination Lab is ready to start: applications until March 22th, 2015
CLab 3: Application Fill the application form to join the new edition of the Contamination Lab Cosenza (Apr-Nov2015)
...and the winner is? Pictures and video to illustrate the final contest of the first edition and launch the new edition
Università della Calabria
Piazza Vermicelli c/o incubatore TechNest
Edificio Edificio TechNest - piano Terra
Arcavacata di Rende (CS)
The Liaison Office (LiO) is the office of the University dedicated to the valorization of research results and technology transfer. Since 2009, the LiO organizes the Start Cup Calabria, a business plan competition for business ideas with high levels of knowledge and, since 2010, manages the Technest incubator for innovative start-ups. The Liaison Office is responsible for the operational management of the Contamination Lab.
CLab Cosenza is a project co-financed by the Action and Cohesion Plan