#LABICCR is the 6th Civic Innovation Laboratory organised by the Civic Innovation Project at the Ibero-American General Secretariat, with the support of the Costa Rican Government and Earth University. It will take place in Liberia, in the state of Guanacaste (Costa Rica), where 10 projects with positive impact on society and the environment will be developed. LABICs are intercultural, open and collaborative spaces for experimentation and production of innovative solutions, in which citizens are the protagonists.
To build a low cost filter for personal and portable use as a solution to achieve water purification in regions with restricted access to drinking water
Construction of a worm-based filter to decontaminate wastewater in communities without adequate sanitation
System for making multipurpose insulating plates from recycled plastic and organic waste that will generate products for sustainable use
Creation of bioplastics with organic materials for the construction of electronic devices that replace the use of synthetic plastic
A system that provides light using the energy emitted by plants in their process of photosynthesis and thus give access in areas of electricity deficit.
A citizen science project that proposes the construction of pollinating bee shelters, which will function as a low-cost weather station that controls environmental pollution
A low cost system that will eliminate salt from seawater for use in orchards and thus solve the problem of using this element in areas with freshwater deficit
A platform that allows to expose how climate change is affecting communities in Latin American countries in order to generate greater awareness and action for the climate.
For the development of a network that favors the presence of pollinators in Guanacaste as a strategy to preserve plant and animal biodiversity
For the design and construction of a floating and submersible drone capable of identifying and accounting for microplastics in marine reserves