Experience U.Lab @Impact Hub Amsterdam

Starting September 8th, Impact Hub Amsterdam offers a local live experience of 'U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self' to complement the online MOOC from MITx that develops leadership skills, systemic thinking and social innovation tools. In partnership with the Presencing Institute, Centre for Mindfulness (Amsterdam) and Create2Connect.

We believe in the power of social change through entrepreneurial action that involves sensing and co-creating, and see the potential offered by the U.Lab course for locally rooted, globally connected communities of changemakers to catalyze systemic change. Last Fall, 44 Impact Hubs offered this course, and it was a profound experience for those who participated.

How to make the impact you seek?

Here at Impact Hub Amsterdam we are carrying the U.Lab momentum forward by creating a U.Lab prototype, a version of this program that is accessible for for individuals who would like form a team with people working on a similar issue. Our facilitators are here to guide you through the process and reshape the sessions together with the group to fit your needs as they evolve. It's a three-hour weekly time commitment including meetings and coursework. We hope you will join us for this powerfully transformative 12-week journey!

What to do next?

On September 8th we begin a 3-month cohort that pairs the U.Lab program with a U.Lab Connect Membership. Join us for in-depth learning, connecting and prototyping the Future of Amsterdam for only €25 per month* ex vat.

Why opt for the U.Lab Connect Membership instead of following the online version by yourself?

U.Lab is an online course that invites offline engagement- people coming together to crystallise their passion and bring about change through sensing, co-creating and prototyping. This is essential for deepening your understanding of the material. When you become a member of Impact Hub Amsterdam, you are a part of a diverse community of purpose-driven people who believe another world is possible. Our vibrant community offers a great environment for learning, connecting and prototyping - so that your ideas can actually manifest with the support of like-minded people. You will also join a global community of over 16,000 other Impact Hub Members worldwide. In this U.Lab prototype version we are specifically looking for teams, or people willing to work in a team, to advance a the case that they bring in.

The U.Lab Connect Membership includes the following benefits:**

  • A weekly meetup to make sense of & practice the learning material
  • A connection to people in our impact ecosystem - entrepreneurs, changemakers and regional stakeholders - who are working to create a world that works for all
  • A hosted environment that will support your journey through the U.Lab experience to bring the course and your ideas to life
  • A facilitated collective learning experience via re-stream of the live sessions
  • A beautiful and well-equipped meeting place for the live sessions and group activities with your fellow U.Lab participants
  • Impact Hub Connect Membership benefits: Friday afternoon use of our co-work space from 14.00 - 18.00, free access to monthly Workbench sessions and subcommunity events. Member Discount for event and meeting room rentals and membership in the Impact Hub global network and virtual community on HUBnet


  For questions about the course outline please contact our U.Lab facilitators Miranda van Schadewijk and Elena Gramatikovska at u.labamsterdam@gmail.com 
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Mark your calendar for these meetup dates and times!

Impact Hub Amsterdam is laboratory of innovation, a business incubator, and the biggest collaborative translocal space for social innovators - inspiring, connecting and enabling people to take entrepreneurial action. Presencing Institute is an awareness-based action-research community that creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.  U-Theory is a framework and methodology that allows diverse groups of stakeholders to co-sense, reinvent, and co-create the larger eco-systems in which they operate. The U.Lab @ Impact Hub Amsterdam is pleased to be collaborating with the Centre for Mindfulness and Create2Connect.