IDEA Lab empowers Athabasca University researchers and students to innovate, discover, explore, and accelerate research outcomes using existing and emerging tools, processes, and data in the cloud for maximum impact.

About IDEA Lab

IDEA Lab is a cloud-based virtual research domain. Through it, AU researchers can craft digital-first research solutions to real-world problems by leveraging emerging cloud technologies.

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Advancing research

IDEA Lab provides support for researchers every step of the way. Click below to see the impact we’ve had.

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Research projects

With a wide range of projects, IDEA Lab supports AU researchers in solving our world's biggest challenges.

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IDEA Academy

IDEA Academy enables AU students to become research assistants and support, advance, and contribute to projects developed and supervised by AU faculty researchers, where they gain valuable hands-on experience.

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IDEA to Impact

IDEA to Impact funding is available for researchers with active or completed IDEA Lab projects. This funding is intended to help researchers transform their discoveries into action and impact.

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