BISR Innovation Lab (BIL) is a wing of the Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust, a leading think tank in Bangladesh. Starting in 2022, the BISR Innovation Lab aims to generate new ideas and knowledge for pragmatic solutions to complex social and environmental problems which are often underrated. It also arranges national and international conferences, workshops, and webinars. The Lab promotes scholarly engagement, collaboration and networking, and professional development of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and young professionals of social science, environment, or any other relevant backgrounds from around the world who are highly passionate about research and pursuing research careers.
BISR Innovation Lab (BIL) promotes three types of innovations which include:
Program innovations: to innovate methods, techniques, interventions, etc. which can solve any social, environmental, or technical problem.
Academic innovation: to develop theories, concepts, methods, or models which can solve any social, environmental, or technical problem.
Technology innovation: to innovate applied technology for addressing small-scale technical problems on the ground.
In addition to that BISR shall provide training/support for innovative research grant proposal development which would enable the young people to get involved in the field of innovation.
The following methods are to be applied:
For program innovations, field studies, action research, testing of new ideas, and techniques would be applied.
For academic innovation, creative imagination, going from the known to the unknown, and continuous research work to be carried out.
For technological innovation different small techniques would be applied to address some social needs.
We are currently looking for Student Research Ambassadors (unpaid) or Young Research Professionals (paid or unpaid) throughout the world. If you are interested to workwith us, please send your updated CV with references (max. 4-pages) and a motivation letter (max. 1-page) to: firstname.lastname@example.org . After an internal evaluation of your interest, you will be notified of our decision within 10 days.
Developed a disability-friendly system that permits a disable person to move through footpath with a wheelchair but prevents a motorbiker or cyclist to use it.
a. Problems which are giving trouble to people
b. Possible solution to a social or environmental problem
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