Nova College provides its students with even more space to experiment and study than before. The new Care-building on its Haarlem campus now houses its InNOVAtion Lab. DST signed for the concept of this multifunctional space, that is aimed at innovating the healthcare sector.
A first in the field
The InNOVAtion Lab allows for learning, experimenting, demonstrating and co-operating using new technology, new equipment and instruments that are only just becoming available in the healthcare sector or will become so soon. Apart from that the lab encourages interprofessional learning. For every group size the InNOVAtion Lab can be adapted to size, making its space seamlessly fit users’ needs.
Experiential learning cycle
The concept for the InNOVAtion Lab is based on the three phases of the experiential learning cycle – learn, do and reflect. These return in every lab session, making them a very effective method of learning. The room available reflects that set-up. From the Arena, where students get in the right mindset. And the Co-Creation Lab where they work in groups and experiment with new technology. To the Studio which simulates professional settings for role-playing, and the Expo that displays the latest innovations.
DST perfected the concept for the lab in close co-operation with building architects and interior designers Firm architects and Res & Smit. They in turn translated the concept to a design. For InNOVAtion Lab programming DST was contracted to open its network for a structural embedding of new partners. The InNOVAtion Lab opened just before Christmas 2020.