Collaboratory will not administrate another space in Gothenburg right now but is supporting the local community, new initiatives and people interested in franchising the concept. A case study and guide will be released in 2017.

For game related activities Diversi Gothenburg and Gothgames continue.

To connect with local artists and makers the Facebook page and group is active and you can check out GBGMake, Chalmers Robotförening, Mikrofabriken, Artisans i Gbg, Frilagret, Slöjd i väst, KKV to find art/craft activities and tool spaces in Gbg. The national network Makers of Sweden including Makertjej, also gather maker initiatives all over Sweden.

International Science Festival

We are working with the local science festival again, April 13-17. Everyone is welcome to a pop-up game area, parkour track and makerspace right in the city center. April 16-17 we also run Mini Maker Faire. Come and play and build stuff with all the awesome participants!

Check the full program here


Global Game Jam and Diversi Gothenburg launch

After a heavy period of moving the space and carrying lots of stuff we are now looking forward to start the new year with the yearly January events!

Global Game Jam, Diversi meet-up and Electrodome game festival will take place January 28 to February 6, 2016. The Collaboratory community and everyone else is welcome to join in many ways.

Full program

Global Game Jam registration is open at

Note that we are not at Lindholmen next year, most of the events will be around Landala and Järntorget with the Epic Unidragon game gallery

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Collaboratory is in a transformation phase


Collaboratory in Gothenburg is currently going through some changes. Due to lack of support from the region and city, as well as lack of a will to collaborate in the Lindholmen area, we have cancelled our contract and moved out. The space is taken over by the Science Park and we have no association with their activities. We are grateful for the support from the film studio and wish them the best of luck. The non-profit organisation does no longer have a possibility to support all the individuals that found value in the space and community. We ask people who are looking for internships, refugee support, kids activities, tech support etc to contact the region and city, they are the ones who decided that the space is not needed in Gothenburg so please direct your thoughts directly to them. We have tried to explain why this space is important for years but are now fed up with the entire structure and will no longer waste time on them.

Our design collective is available for funded projects as usual, and our events go on as usual. As a business and game lab Collaboratory is now looking for a space closer to the city center where more people and organisations contribute to the costs. The concept is also being franchised to other cities and a guide book on how to design creative spaces like this, and about maker, game and innovation culture will be released in Nov 2016. Contact Jasmine for more info.

SIC! on Rails – Urban activism in Helsinki / BPWB workshop August 12th 2-6pm

SIC! on Rails is a networking trip which aims to create more co-operation between social innovators, urban activists and other good doers in Nordic countries.
A group of four innovators and makers from Finland will travel through Sweden, Norway and Denmark to exchange experiences and make connections.
On Wednesday, August 12, SIC! on Rails is coming Gothenburg to speak about urban activism in Helsinki and Stockholm. The travel group will present their projects which will be followed by a discussion about urban activism and participatory city culture in Helsinki and Stockholm. After the discussion we’ll have Better Prints Without Borders workshop, where everyone can turn secondhand t-shirts and bags into better ones.

Better Prints Without Borders workshop (16.00 – 18.00) focuses on the problems we are currently facing with mobility, migration and xenophobia . We want to raise awareness on the themes by creating stancetaking print products from recycled clothes with a focus on human rights, migration and toleration. We provide the materials, instructions and clothes that are collected from the local partners, but participants can also bring their own clothes with them. Everyone can take part in the workshops for free. The prints include for example texts ”Without Borders” and ”Yes In My Backyard”. We are also printing the text ”No Borders” on local languages and it’s possible to create the text in the participant’s own language too.

SIC! on Rails is organized by Social Innovators Connected network and Helsinki based Yhteismaa NGO. Networking events and meetings in Scandinavian cities are organized together by the local partners and the traveling group. More information:

Indie game collective

We are looking for more game companies, indie or not, to share the space, contact Jasmine for more info jasmine(at)

We are also starting a local Diversi group, contact Jas to get involved, first meet-up will be in aug/sept

June 10. Cityscape Rejuvenate: Our Shared Landscape

June 10th, 15:00/3pm at Collaboratory

This is a workshop where we create an outcome together. It is a social design challenge which gives you an opportunity to share your idea and take back your city in a creative setting. We will start from introducing some examples of hacking urban public spaces. After fika we will have a workshop where we will explore the nearest area, share those explorations, ideate together and in teams hijack urban spaces. Follow us on twitter #takebackgbg

Hosted by Collaboratory and Future City Labs as part of the Global Sharing Week Göteborg


Future Innovator After Work

Future Innovator After Work was held on May 8, 2015 at the Collaboratory. This event’s purpose was to get to know each other, the Future Innovators of Göteborg. Over 40 participants with varied backgrounds interested in being future innovators for example there were engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and makers of all types.

Coordinating this After Work was a group of HDK Business and Design students ( Samantha Hookway, Katarina Pepichova, Dimitris Tsagkos, and Vivi Shen) partnering with First to Know’s Scandinavia AB’s The ( ) Space and the Collaboratory. Plus we teamed up with the Göteborg chapter of Engineers without Borders!

The participants were encouraged to mark the space by their ideas in different artistic ways which included photo booth (see the GIF) and the prototyping session, to name a few. We successfully broke the ice with mingling activities…


May 17th gatherings

3-5 pm
All kids and parents who are interested in making activities in Collaboratory are welcome to a planning meeting on Sunday May 17th, 3-5pm. Representatives from Collaboratory and our partner Engineers without borders, will be there to talk about how we can support. We will also plan for a Kids Hack Day plus playshop soon.

Gothenburg Startup Hack

Collaboratory and Playcentric Industries & Institute are proud network partners of Gothenburg Startup Hack, happening on a boat May 16.

Gather a team and sign up super fast, only a few days left! And there will be a big party afterwards!



The Gothenburg Science Festival and Mini Maker Faire coming up!

In the middle of Gothenburg, at Bältespännarparken, we will set up a bunch of beautiful tents that will be filled with makers, workshops, seminars, game jams etc, and you are welcome to be part of it all!

Collaboratory will have a pop-up maker and gamer space at the Science Festival April 15-19, contact me, Jasmine, if you want to participate and be part of the team jasmine(at)

And, the Science Festival will host Gothenburg’s first Mini Maker Faire, apply with your project before 1/4 and let me know if you have any questions, will be superawesome!!!



Thanks for a great gathering!

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Thanks for a great event everyone!

Was awesome to meet many new members and also to exhibit an artwork coming in all the way from the US.

TWEET_SHOT v1.0 by Byron Rich in collaboration with John Wenskovitch, will be exhibited in our gallery that is currently being built, on selected days, info will be posted further on and the artist will visit the lab in May. Keep updated by checking this site

Gathering@Collaboratory 6/3

To welcome our new members and partners, and anyone else curious about what we do, Collaboratory is inviting you to a knytkalas/potluck together with Engineers without Borders Sweden.

Knytkalas means that you bring something to share with others, preferably something to eat or drink, but anything that we can build stuff with would be fun too. Or both build and eat would be even better as we are also pre-launching our new concept The Kitchen.

Jasmine will be by the bar to answer any questions you might have about this awesome space ship Collaboratory and how you can be a part of this community of change makers.

From 19.00 doors are open and we close around 21/22.


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Superninjathanks to everyone who participated and made #makechangegbg #electrodome #learndoshare #gothgames AWESOME!!!!

Here is some media from the festival, more will be published in our new zine very soon

Mixed shots by team

Great shots by Maria Gustafsson and interview with Oskar Mikaelsson from Engineers without borders

Blogpost by artist Afra

Global Learn Do Share collection on flickr

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Join the HDK students in making a Collaboratory game!

Hi Collaborators!

Have you seen the drawings that are up on the wall, by the black sofas?

At the x-mas party last Tuesday, we had a small workshop together with the people who were there. The drawings are thought to be for the Collaboratory game – a game that we would like to make with you if possible. As the characters of the game also should be you (the collaborators), we asked the people who were there to draw themselves and write down the skills and tools they have. Also, everyone drew a part of the stage set for the game – which is based on how you perceive the space of Collaboratory.

It would be awesome if you guys who missed the party also could make your characters and a part to the stage set. There are papers and forms on the chair by the black sofas for anyone who wants to ad themselves to it.

* Make your collaboratory character.

* What Is Collaboratory for you? Make a part for the collaboratory game.


Who are we?

Some of you might have seen us walking around at Collaboratory during the last few weeks. We are three students from HDK (a design school here in Gothenburg), where we study a master program in Business & Design. At the moment we are exploring space and workplace to see how they affect creativity, innovation and organisational culture. Us being at Collaboratory is part of that exploration and so is the game.

// Lydia, Alexander and Gabi

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16 Dec x-mas party, market & open design meeting for the festivals in January 2015

Julfest och julmarknad samt öppet designmöte för att planera eventen i januari 2015. Electrodome, Learn Do Share, GAMERella, GGJ etc. Lokala aktörer får nätverka och alla kan vara med och bygga programmet. Vi kommer ej köra några presentationer utan vill ha en effektiv dialog kring vad folk vill se och göra under eventet. Därav ber vi er som ej redan känner till konceptet att läsa på inför mötet. Kontakta även mig vid frågor

X-mas party and market and Open design meeting to plan the festivals and labs coming up in January 2015. Electrodome, Learn Do Share Gothenburg, GAMERella, GGJ. Local organizers etc get to network and everyone is welcome to build the program together. There will not be any presentations, we will focus on effective planning, so if you are not already familiar with the concept please read about it beforehand. Any questions can be sent to

Program December 16th

14.30 meeting
Öppen diskussion/Open discussion

17.30 x-mas party and market
everyone is welcome and all income from the market goes to pay Collaboratorys rent so get awesome x-mas gifts and support a good cause at the same time!

We also have a mini pre-market for those of you who want to get hold of the good stuff before everyone else, on Sunday 30 Nov. 14-18. Also glögg hang-out at Collaboratory and we continue the Maker Factory for making things to sell at the market, also non-members who want to support the space can join us in making things and services. All income goes to pay our space rent.

Info from previous meeting oct 24



Join us at ConFusion Dec 12-14 at Svenska Mässan!

ConFusion is a festival celebrating East Asian Pop Culture. There will be a cosplay contest, workshops, seminars, performances, gaming, Collaboratory will host a playshop and Jasmine will talk about DIY, games and creative space design.


Julgran 2.0

Julgran 2.0

Hacka ditt julpynt med lysdioder och motorer; saker som rör på sig, lyser, låter och blinkar.
Vi uppgraderar julpysslet och bygger, grejar och skapar med olika material och tekniker för att ge liv till dekorationer, pynt, julkort och klappar.

Kostnad: 20kr. Ålder: 5-120.
Det finns material på plats till självkostnadspris, men ta gärna med egna saker du vill bygga om om du har.

Välkommen till Annexet på Mölndals stadsbibliotek kl. 11.00 – 13.30 lördagen den 5 december!
Önskar Mölndals stadsbibliotek, Fraktalfabriken & Collaboratory

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Visitors from the North

On the 28th of november we, a delegation of executives from the Cultural department of Bollnäs municipality and the project coordinator of a pilot study for the development of a social innovation space in the same area (among other things), made visit to Collaboratory. We enjoyed a warm welcome and presentation/guided tour by Jasmine; as well as a particularly rewarding discussion and insight into her thorough knowledge and experience in establishing innovation spaces and social entrepreneurial projects (and so much more…). Thank you for all the inspiration and knowledge you shared with us – you’re simply awesome It can not be stressed enough that you have done a such an impressive work and that Collaboratory is a very inspiring and not at least, important space in many senses. This off course, also goes to all the partners involved in Collaboratory (with a special hello to Henrik). We hope to see you soon again and enthusiastically work at sketching the outlines for social innovation/makerspace/entrepreneurial possibilities up here!


Check out the culture house in Bollnäs

and a concert coming up there

and the youth meeting space

TEDxLab at Clarion Post

The success from last year got even better, Collaboratory set up a lab, Chalmers brought some toys and people got a chance to experience a prototype of my CERN project Axion, thanks to everyone who contributed to an amazing day!!!

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Check out GAMERella, a game jam empowering female game designers, and join us when Story architect invites the Montreal team to Gothenburg in January 2015 during a week full of jams, where GGJ meets GAMERella, Electrodome gives a chance to exhibit interactive arts and the Learn Do Share conference brings people from different disciplines together to innovate. Everyone is welcome to join us at Collaboratory and the rest of the Gothenburg film and games village where also the film event GoKinema takes place, more info will come soon! Contact we with any thoughts, questions or suggestions for sponsorship