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Waag Society, institute for art, science and technology, develops creative technology for social innovation.


Waag Society, institute for art, science and technology, develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag Society cooperates with cultural, public and private parties.


Waag Society follows the method of Creative Research. Creative Research is experimental, interdisciplinary research. Artists, creatives and end users have a central position and a large influence on the final result: Users as Designers. The classic approach of science and the standard model of research and development is enhanced by this method that cross-links arts, culture and science. Creative Research will bring applications that are suited to the needs and possibilities of their users and is related to participatory design, rapid prototyping, practice based research and tinkering. Waag Society has a strong focus to let user groups participate in internet, new media and technology that otherwise have limited access.


Within the organisation, specific themes are used to develop multiple projects, called Labs. At the moment there are six different Labs:

  • Creative Care Lab
  • Creative Learning Lab
  • Future Internet Lab
  • Open Design Lab
  • Urban Reality Lab
  • Open Wetlab