Laboratory for the City
Laboratory for the City, or LabCid PTY, is the first Citizen Laboratory in Panama. Its objective is to connect different areas of knowledge and involve citizens in processes of open innovation. As a collaborative space, it bets on experimentation and digital learning. It includes citizens, academics, private initiative and members of the government who work for social transformation and contribute to the cultural, social and economic development of Panama. One of its most important aims is to facilitate links between the disciplines of art, science, technology, academia and activism.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision