The S-Lab Conference and Awards are a unique initiative to create better linkages between, and highlight best practice amongst, all the key players involved in laboratory design, operation and management. They originated in higher education, but now have growing involvement by public sector and commercial laboratories, and suppliers. They are organised by the S-Lab (Safe, Successful, Sustainable Laboratories) initiative.
S-Lab was awarded a £100,000 fund to support laboratory improvement projects in HEFCE supported institutions as part of their Catalyst funding for the S-Lab: Supporting World Class Science initiative. Details of the successful applicants and their projects will be available shortly.
The 2014 S-Lab conference 'Supporting World Class Science' was held on 2&3 September 2014 at Kings College London, the programme and further details can be found on subsequent pages of this website (see also downloadable flyer about the free exhibition on the afternoon of the second day of the conference below).
The results for the 2014 S-LAB Awards were announced at an Awards Dinner on 1 September and will be available from the Awards page on this website shortly. Details about the shortlisted to 58 entries form 50 worldwide organisations are still available on our Awards page.
The winners and shortlisted entries for the 2013 S-Lab Awards are available in our legacy section.
The 2013 Confererence (in Liverpool on June 18-19) was well attended - to download most of the presentations from the conference and for informaton about the specialist content and conference programme see the legacy section of this web site. Many of the 70 or so presentations were about shortlisted applications from the UK and internationally for the 2013 Awards.
The 2014 Platinum sponsors were VWR and Waldner, with AECOM, Critical Airflow, Perkins+Will, Schneider Electric, Shepherd being Gold sponsors. Support was also received from the organisations whose logos appear left - see the Partners section for more details.
A 30 page report is available summarising the content of the 2012 Effective Laboratory Conference, with cases of the 28 shortlisted and winning entries. The 2012 Legacy section also has downloads of most presentations from the Conference, along with the Programme.
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