NB-LAB = Nature-based living-lab for interdisciplinary practical and research semester on sustainable development and environmental protection in the Amazonas Rainforest
Setting up capacities for user-driven applied research and innovation through an interdisciplinary research group of Latin American and European universities, that will contribute to sustainable rural community development under preservation and responsible use of the natural resources in the Amazonian Region.
1. Establish two nature-based living labs (NB-Labs) in Tena and Iquitos with modern lab facilities for experimental learning and research activities situated in the natural habitat of the Amazonian Rainforest directly connected to the rural communities and indigenous people from the Kokama Kukamiria, Iquito and Matsès nationalities in Peru and Kichwa or Shuar nationalities in Ecuador.
2. Establish international interdisciplinary research and development teams in the scope of mutually recognized student internships.
Launched on 15th of November 2020
November 2020 – June 2022:
Building and equipping the two living labs in Iquitos and Tena
First 15 students from Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Germany work on five research projects for three months in living lab in Tena (Ecuador)
Second cohort of 15 students from Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Germany work on five research projects for three months in living lab in Iquitos, Peru
Summary of research results on conference in Lima
Continuation of the internships and research projects in both living labs
EU Erasmus+ Programme provides funding of EUR 998.391.
01/08/22 to 11/09/22
Four scattered research stations in the Amazonas around Tena will contribute to increased scientific productivity and high quality scientific outputs to address the need for integration of the Ecuadorian academic community in the dynamics of knowledge at regional and world level. The stations are ready and will be equipped by the EU grant.
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A new research and innovation centre on sustainable living and environmental protection in Iquitos with equipped laboratories and affiliated venues will meet the need for more applied research in HEIs relevant to the current societal and environmental challenges in Peru. Within a self-building project a team of architects from Germany, Peru and Ecuador will build the lab in the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest. UNAP will cover the construction expenses. The equipment will be provided by the EU grant.
A pluripotent research consortium funded by the Peruvian Government to constitute the first Center of Excellence in Research, Development and Innovations (RDI) in Peru.
Public university with an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. UAM concentrates on service learning in research setting of the living labs.
Contributing to the solution of Amazonian problems through international cooperation and the transfer of knowledge to the population are two of its main thematic axes.
An institution with the mission of generating and disseminating scientific, technological and humanistic knowledge by training professionals and researchers leading students.
Specialized on biological and environmental sciences. It is surrounded by Colonso Chalupas National Park. Ikiam has signed 157 collaboration agreements – including 52 international ones. It is hosting the UNESCO Cathedra on “Management of Tropical Freshwater”.
The QS Ranking 2019 placed Universidad UTE among the fifteen best universities in Ecuador; especially recognizing its research development in the past few years. Research focus lays on water protection.
With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
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