Advancing research

IDEA Lab has 4 overarching goals to guide how we support researchers from ideation to impact:

IDEA Lab infographic showing their 4 goals

In the Innovation space, IDEA Lab provides space to create, develop, and synthesize by building greater capacity across AU for digital-first research.

In the Discovery space, IDEA Lab enables cloud-based knowledge creation and open dissemination by ensuring IDEA Lab researchers and research assistants access a value-add opportunity.

In the Exploration space, IDEA Lab cultivates emerging research areas and approaches by increasing interest in digital-first research within AU and by increasing interest in our student learners in IDEA Academy.

In the Acceleration space, IDEA Lab leverages technology to advance AU’s research further, faster by enabling more external grant submissions from our researchers and increasing our sponsored research income.

By the numbers

IDEA Lab empowers researchers to use cloud computing resources such as virtual servers, storage, databases, networking, software, AI, and machine learning tools to enhance and speed up their research.

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Updated June 20, 2024 by Digital & Web Operations (