This sub-project runs under the slogan “participate, research, educate”. Its aim is to enable eye-to-eye knowledge transfer between researchers and citizens in the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg district and Bonn. Interested citizens can actively join researchers to develop questions, collect data and analyse and apply the information. CitizenLabs with different topics and interaction formats serve as platforms to discuss scientific, technical and social questions surrounding the United Nations Sustainability Goals. This allows us to look at sustainability from different angles. Our project partners are the Jülich Research Centre (FZJ) and Wissenschaftsladen Bonn.
CitizenLabs for public involvement
- Participants can join workshops and study their own soil samples in the lab or on campus. Mobile analysis devices make it possible to describe different soil types. H-BRS uses the results to develop measures for sustainable soil use in the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg region.
- Fix or ditch? Citizens and researchers use life cycle assessment software to determine the ecological footprint of products.
We offer many interesting workshops and events. Each CitizenLab has its own page, where you can find more details and register.
- Dialog-based events serve to discuss the future of energy and resource consumption in an accessible way. Demo systems help teach citizens about alternative concepts and facilitate discussions with the researchers.