Living Lab Symposium

Living Lab Symposium

Every year, GOU hosts the Living Lab Symposium, where students get a chance to present their research in front of a public audience and an expert jury.

2018 was the symposium's fifth anniversary, and four teams got on stage to tell us about what they've been working on. Topics included reducing food waste at Sodexo-catered lunches; promoting sustainable energy use through new billing schemes; and a battle between ceramic and biodegradable plates to find out which is most sustainable for our canteens. But the jury prize was awarded to Alwin van der Ven and Henk Kortes with their project on how to reduce the energy used by student desktop computers, in collaboration with the IT department and fellow researchers Art Gieteling, Sander Ots, Willem van Leeuwen and David Boks.