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Our Living Lab builds on the University’s long heritage of investing in campus demonstrators and maps to key strategic research themes. While the initiative is an evolving concept, there are already many examples of the living lab approach across the University.


The living lab approach is already being used in many ways across the University of Surrey. In addition to new projects which have been funded by our Living Lab, there are a number of existing Surrey research programmes which embody the living lab approach.

Collaborative research projects 2019 - 2023

Grants have been awarded to the following projects, some of which have had to be adapted due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Projects across the University

These projects, which are being conducted across the University, all adopt a living lab approach.


Our Living Lab links closely to the University’s strategic research themes:

There are also links to some of the key priorities in the government’s UK Industrial Strategy - a long-term plan for boosting the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. This strategy sets out four grand challenge themes aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of future industry:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ageing society
  • Clean growth
  • Future mobility.