From its earliest days, Oamk LABs have been involved in developing international collaborations to support the quality of the programming and to work with global partners to expand the LAB studio model for use in other contexts around the world. On top of the dozens of Erasmus + partner universities that Oamk LABs work with, a more targeted network of sites has been established with long-term partners that have committed to building a customized LAB program in their own regions. This network is called the LABNET.

The global LABNET is rapidly growing with eight (8) current partners and an additional 4 more expected within the next 12 months. The following list outlines the locations and key partners with this collaborative innovation community. This innovation community supports each other to develop their own programs and regional economic development. Get in touch with us if you would like to join the LABNET.


Sendai, Japan

Principal partner: City of Sendai / Global Lab Sendai


Groningen, Netherlands

Principal partner: Hanze University of Applied Sciences


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Principal partner: American University of Sharjah Enterprises

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Timisoara, Romania

Principal partner: Game LAB and Timisoara University of Technology


Burlington, Vermont, USA

Principal partner: University of Vermont

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Principal partners: LEAF and the Butterfly Effect Program Consortium


Toronto, Canada

Principal partner: Ryerson University and the DMZ


Kathmandu, Nepal

Principal partners: BUCSBIN project - Kathmandu University, King’s College, Idea Studio and Young Innovations