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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 has a £100,000 fund that is available for laboratory improvement projects in HEFCE supported institutions as part of their Catalyst funding for the S-Lab: Supporting World Class Science initiative. It is envisaged that the fund will support 8-10 projects, through a competitive application process.  More information and an application form can be downloaded below. 

The next S-Lab conference 'Supporting World Class Science' is now being planned for the 2&3 September 2014 at Kings College London (more details to follow).  You can book your tickets on our 'Event Info and Booking ' page now.

The stage one entries for the 2014 S-LAB Awards have now been shortlisted to 58 entries form 50 worldwide organisations - details of the shortlisted entries are now available on our Awards page. Bookings for the S-Lab Awards Gala dinner, 1 September in London, where the winners will be announced are now open 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 2013 Platinum sponsor was the architectural practice HOK, with AECOM, Critical Airflow, Schneider Electric, VWR and Waldner 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.

Register here for the S-Lab Newsletter which will inform you of all our events, publications and other activities.

See here for a Laboratory News article about unleashing the hidden efficiency of your laboratory.


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